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dare [ dɛə] vt.&aux.v.敢;竟敢

dare [dɛə] v.& aux.敢,敢于

I never dared be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.我年轻时从来不敢激进,因为害怕那会使我年老时保守。

As a simple male, I wouldn't dare comment on that.
作为一个普通男人,我不敢对那件事妄加评论。

There was something forbidding on her face and I didn’t dare to look at her.
她的脸上露出令人生畏的表情,令我不敢正眼看她。

I dare not go there for fear that he would see me.
我不敢去那里,因为怕被他看见。

He dare not tell us his evil conduct.他不敢告诉我们他的恶行。

No prudent person dared to act on the assumption that, when the continent was settled, one government could include the whole; and when the vast expense broke up, as seemed inevitable, into a collection of separate nations, only discord, antagonism, and wars could be expected.
没有一个谨慎的人能按如下的假设行事:当陆地确定以后,一个政府并不能包括全部;当这种巨大的开销终于分裂为几个民族时,这看起来是不可避免的,人们就只能等待着争论,敌对和战争了。

How dare you say such a thing?
你怎敢说出这样的话?

He dared me to jump over the river.
他激我跳过河。

I dare say you are right.
我认为你是对的。

One may think that dares not speak.
人可思其不敢言者。

Dare and the world always yields. lf it beats you sometimes, dare it again and again and it will succumb.
W. M . Thackeray. British novelist 
大胆挑战,世界总会让步。如果有时候你被它打败了,不断地挑战,它总会屈服的。
英国小说家萨克雷. W. M.

To conquer we need to dare, to dare again, ever to dare!
George Jacques Danton, French revolutionist
为了胜利,我们需要勇敢,更勇敢!永远勇敢冲杀!
法国革命家丹东.G.J.

Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pro-nounce him happy.
Aeschylus.Ancient Greek dramatist
只能当一个人的生命在辉煌中结束时,我们才敢说他是幸福的。
古希腊剧作家埃斯库罗斯

He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool ;and he who dares not is a slave.
William Drummond. British engineer
不愿说理的人是顽固分子;不会说理的人是傻瓜;不敢说理的人是奴隶。
英国工程师德拉蒙德.W.

God is Love, I dare say, but what a mischievous devil Love is .
Samuel Butler, British writer
我敢说,上帝就是爱神,但爱神又是多么淘气的魔鬼呀!
英国作家勃特.S.

How dare you!
敢!

Don’t you dare come back again!
敢再回来!

Don't you dare! How dare you! 你好大的胆子啊!

How dare you!你敢!

Don’t you dare come back again!你敢再回来!

have someone's number清楚某人的底细,看穿某人
She dare not do anything to me, I have her number.
她不敢对我怎么样的,因为我对她的底细一清二楚。

- put someone up to...唆使某人去……
How dare you to have lodged a complaint against me with the director ? Who put you up to it ?

不敢越雷池一步 [bù gǎn yuè léi chí yī bù] /dare not go one step beyond the prescribed limit/

大胆 [dà dǎn] /courageous/daring/fearless/

胆大 [dǎn dà] /daring/

敢 [gǎn] /dare/

敢于 [gǎn yú] /dare to/be bold in/have the courage to/

And perhaps most important of all, advertising provides a guarantee of reasonable value in the products and services you buy.
也许最重要的是,广告为你购买的商品或服务提高了合理的价值方面的保证。
Apart from the fact that twenty-seven Acts of Parliament govern the terms of advertising, no regular advertiser dare promote a product that fails to live up to the promise of his advertisements.
除了国会制定的二十七项法案对广告词加以约束之外,没有哪个专职广告商胆敢推销与广告承诺不符的产品。

{adj: adventurous, adventuresome} willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
"adventurous pioneers"
"the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
<-> unadventurous

{adj: audacious, daring, venturesome, venturous} disposed to venture or take risks
"audacious visions of the total conquest of space"
"an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"
"the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"
"a venturesome investor"
"a venturous spirit"

{adj: avant-garde, daring} radically new or original
"an avant-garde theater piece"

{adj: bated} held back
"we watched the daring feats of the acrobats with bated breath"

{adj: bold} fearless and daring
"bold settlers on some foreign shore"
"a bold speech"
"a bold adventure"
<-> timid

{adj: brave, courageous} possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
"Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
"a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
"set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
<-> cowardly

{adj: daredevil, temerarious} presumptuously daring
"a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff"

{adj: hot} performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy
"a hot drummer"
"he's hot tonight"

{adv: audaciously} in an audacious manner
"an idea so daring and yet so audaciously tempting that a shiver of excitement quivered through him"

{adv: shudderingly} with a shudder
"shudderingly, she acknowledged to herself that she dared not face what lay before her"

{n: audacity, audaciousness, temerity} fearless daring

{n: boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihood} the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
"the proposal required great boldness"
"the plan required great hardiness of heart"
<-> timidity

{n: dare, daring} a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
"he could never refuse a dare"

{v: bell the cat} take a risk ; perform a daring act
"Who is going to bell the cat?"

{v: dare} to be courageous enough to try or do something
"I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others"

{v: defy, dare} challenge
"I dare you!"

{v: make bold, dare, presume} take upon oneself ; act presumptuously, without permission
"How dare you call my lawyer?"

{v: take a dare, pick up the gauntlet} be dared to do something and attempt it

{v: take a dare} be dared to do something and not attempt it

She did not dare affront him, for she understood the pride of artists.
她不敢冒犯他,因为她明白艺术家最珍视尊严。

She was pleased with her daring and generous impulse, but her heart was fluttering in anxiety.
她因自己勇敢而又慷慨的冲动而高兴,但也感到忐忑不安。

I dared not think about the implications for my brother, or I would fall apart.
这对我的哥哥究竟意味着什么,我不敢去想,否则我会崩溃的。

Even now scientists marvel at the daring of general relativity.
即使现在,科学家们仍为广义相对论表现出的胆识所折服。

Director Sam Mendes, also making his first film, dares a touch of expressionism.
导演萨姆·门德斯也是首次拍摄电影,但他却大胆地运用了表现主义手法。

If all goes according to his daring plan, this warehouse will be filled to capacity within the next few years and will handle everything: washing machines, cars, medicines, exercise machines, marmalade, model airplanes, everything except firearms and certain live animals.
如果一切都依照贝索斯的大胆设想发展下去,该仓库将在未来几年中得到充分利用。届时仓库中将堆满各种商品:洗衣机、汽车、药品、健身器、橘子酱、飞机模型以及除轻型武器与某些活动物之外的其他各种物品。

Despite declining market share and sales, nobody dared change the system, despite its stunning inefficiencies.
虽然公司的市场份额与销售额呈逐年下降趋势,但没有人敢于改变这一效率低得惊人的体制。

A: I think that's your nonsense. That's beside the points.
我认为那是胡扯。你离题太远了。
B: How dare you say that? I worked it out after much calculation.
你怎么能说这样的话,我是经过慎重考虑才提出这个观点的。
A: Let's calm down and try to find a good way.
大家都冷静一下,设法想个更好的解决办法。


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