on a dare

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on a dare

US
: because a person told (someone) to do something (specified) especially as a way of showing courage
  • He jumped from the bridge on a dare.

Word by Word Definitions

dare play
  1. : to be sufficiently courageous to

  2. : to have sufficient courage

  3. : to challenge to perform an action especially as a proof of courage

  1. : an act or instance of daring (see 1dare 1) : challenge

  2. : imaginative or vivacious boldness : daring


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