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defying

verb
present participle of defy

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2 to invite (someone) to take part in a contest or to perform a feat
  • after missing the target, she defied her boyfriend to do better

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3 to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage
  • a rescue team willing to defy the raging storm

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4 to refuse to give in to
  • a bicyclist who regularly defies illness and infirmity in order to compete in races

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“Defying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defying. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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