on a dare


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

Examples of on a dare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to local Baton Rouge station WAFB, witnesses told police that the alcohol was flowing and the music was loud when Robbins apparently jumped off of the boat on a dare. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 5 June 2023 The charges stemmed from a January 19, 2020 incident where a group of teenage boys rang Chandra's bell on a dare. Andrea Vacchiano, Fox News, 29 Apr. 2023 The 13-year-old boy, who told police the girl acted voluntarily on a dare, is being held in the Juvenile Detention Center on rape charges. Kaitlin Durbin, cleveland, 14 Aug. 2022 Also the kind of thing a kid might concoct on a dare. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2023 The other started with a cup of gumbo and ordered the Big Mike Burger ($12.95) more or less on a dare. al, 7 Dec. 2022 Then on a dare, both decided to divide it … and eat it. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Oct. 2022 If anyone goes near the corpse on a dare or out of curiosity, they’ll be met with cries of distress. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 15 Sep. 2022 The Pogues originally wrote this song on a dare — a challenge put forth by Elvis Costello! Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 25 Aug. 2022 See More

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“On a dare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20dare. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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