English version

I defy somebody to do something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishI defy somebody to do somethingI defy somebody to do somethingASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO something spoken formal used when you ask someone to do something that you think is impossible I defy anyone to prove otherwise. defy
Examples from the Corpus
I defy somebody to do somethingDerbyshire folk may query the authenticity of this but I defy them not to enjoy the results.Willing my heart to beat normally, I defy the urge to turn back or freeze or cry out.
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