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defy (verb), defies; defied; defying
1. To refuse to obey or to follow directions: Peggy defied her parents and got a job instead of going to school.
2. To challenge a person to do something difficult or impossible: James parents were defying him to get an "A" on his final exam in chemistry.
3. To be told that there is something that cannot be done: Jim's football team defied the odds and won the championship game.
To resist completely in a baffling way.
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