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Verb
To resist openly and boldly
“This was the first time that I had dared to defy her.”
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To challenge (someone) to do something difficult or impossible
“I defy you to wear one for a day and not get stopped, so beware!”
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To disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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To elude in a baffling way
“The emerging malpractices and general chicanery of these cash-driven outfits defy belief.”
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To defy or put up an opposition to
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To resist or endure (something) successfully
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To confront or come up against
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To answer in a cheeky or rude manner
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To express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something
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To use one's authority to reject or cancel (a decision, view, etc.)
axeUK
axUS
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Feel or express contempt or disdain for
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Take a chance on winning
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Noun
The state of being intractable
Noun
Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
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