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to do something that makes it possible for something important or valuable to be destroyed, damaged, or lost
if you dare to do something, you are not afraid to do it, even though it may be dangerous or shocking or may cause trouble for you
to risk damaging or destroying something important
to do something even though you know it involves a risk
to do something that involves risks but may result in benefits if things happen as you hope they will
to stop being careful and do something that you know has risks
to be in a situation in which something bad could happen
to do something although you know that something unpleasant or dangerous could happen
to take risks or choose to do dangerous things
a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck
a series of games in which the winner of each game plays in the next game until there is one...
(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people
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