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verb [transitive] defy pronunciation in American English /dɪˈfaɪ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledefying
past tensedefied
past participledefied

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  1. 1
    to refuse to obey someone or something
    The commander defied a direct order to surrender.
  2. 2
    to happen in a way that is different from what usually happens or what you expect
    Buildings leaned crazily, defying the law of gravity.



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