dare

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɛər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɛr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dâr)


Inflections of 'dare' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
dares
v 3rd person singular (When operating as an ordinary verb––e.g. "He who dares wins.")
dare
v 3rd person singular (When operating as a modal verb––e.g. "Dare she ask why?")
daring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
dared
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
durst
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Rare: now only literary)
dared
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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dare

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. dare you to [do, go, try, climb]
  2. (go on,) I dare you!
  3. was dared to [do]
  4. was dared by his [friends, brother, bullies]
  5. how dare you!
  6. how dare you say that!
  7. how dare you [contradict, ignore, insult] me
  8. dared not [speak, try, go]
  9. she dares not [speak]
  10. they dared to [dream, explore, be different, imagine]
  11. Dare I ask?
  12. I wouldn't (even) dare
n
  1. a [stupid, childish, foolish, dangerous] dare
  2. [took on, accepted] the dare
  3. did [it] on a dare
  4. is that a dare?
  5. what was the dare?
  6. would do (almost) anything on a dare
  7. I'm [game, up, ready] for a dare
  8. [acted, performed, stripped] on a dare
  9. play truth or dare
  10. was a double dare
  11. the dare is to [do, get, kiss, say]
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