take a dare

1. be dared to do something and not attempt it
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

2. be dared to do something and attempt it
Hypernyms: ↑try, ↑seek, ↑attempt, ↑essay, ↑assay
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

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1. : to be dared to do something and attempt it
2. : to be dared to do something and not to attempt it

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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