English - Vietnamese Dictionary
defy /di'fai/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- thách, thách thức, thách đố
- bất chấp, coi thường, không tuân theo
- to defy public opinion: coi thường dư luận quần chúng
- to defy the law: không tôn trong luật pháp, coi thường pháp luật
- gây khó khăn không thể vượt qua được; làm cho không thể được; không sợ, chấp tất cả
- the problem defies solution: vấn đề không thể giải quyết được
- to defy every attack: chấp tất cả mọi cuộc tấn công
+resist or confront with resistance
+elude, especially in a baffling way
Advanced English Dictionary
1 challenge, dare, face, confront, brave, stand up to, flout, brazen out, thumb one's nose at, Colloq Brit cock a snook at:
The defendant defied the prosecutor to prove the allegations.
2 frustrate, thwart, baffle, resist, withstand, repel, disobey, repulse:
Her feats of legerdemain defy the imagination. Copeley has invented a device that defies the law of gravity.
+ verb (defies, defying, defied, defied) [VN]Collocation Dictionary
1 to refuse to obey or show respect for sb in authority, a law, a rule, etc: I wouldn't have dared to defy my teachers. + Hundreds of people today defied the ban on political gatherings.
2 ~ belief, explanation, description, etc. to be impossible or almost impossible to believe, explain, describe, etc: a political move that defies explanation + The beauty of the scene defies description.
3 to successfully resist sb/sth to a very unusual degree: The baby boy defied all the odds and survived (= stayed alive when it seemed certain that he would die).
openly defying the authorities
VERB + DEFY
be prepared to, be ready to
Campaigners have said that they are prepared to defy the law in order to achieve their aims.
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