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defy logic/the odds etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdefy logic/the odds etcdefy logic/the odds etcto not happen according to the principles you would expect a 16-week premature baby who defied the odds and survived defy
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defy logic/the odds etcThat Jaime Guerrero is alive to attend the dinner probably defies the odds.In the event, the cyclist defied the odds and survived.
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