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English-German translation for: defy
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Dictionary English German: defy

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English German
VERB  to defy | defied | defied ... 
SYNO   to dare | to defy | to defy ... 
to defy
to defy sb./sth.
jdn./etw. herausfordern [trotzen, Widerstand leisten]
to defy
to defy sb./sth.
jdm./etw. trotzen [geh.] [Widerstand leisten]
to defy
trutzen [veraltet] [trotzen]
to defySchwierigkeiten machen
to defyTrotz bieten
to defy [fail to be explained or clarified by]sich erwehren [geh.]
to defy [fail to be explained or clarified by]sich verwehren [geh.]
to defy sb./sth.sich jdm./etw. widersetzen
to defy sb./sth.jdm./etw. die Stirn bieten [Redewendung] [furchtlos entgegentreten]
to defy sb./sth.sich über jdn./etw. hinwegsetzen
to defy sth. [rule, law etc.]gegen etw.Akk. verstoßen
2 Words: Verbs
to defy belief [to be unbelievable]unglaubwürdig sein
to defy classificationsich jeglicher Einordnung in Kategorien entziehen
to defy competitiondem Wettbewerb standhalten
to defy controlsich der Kontrolle entziehen
to defy dangerder Gefahr trotzen
to defy descriptionjeder Beschreibung spotten
to defy explanationsich nicht erklären lassen
ling. lit. to defy translation(fast) unübersetzbar sein
3 Words: Verbs
to defy (any) explanation(absolut) unerklärlich sein
to defy (any) explanationjeder Erklärung hohnsprechen
to defy (any) explanationsich jeder Erklärung entziehen
to defy (any) explanationsich (absolut) nicht erklären lassen
to defy any explanationsich jedem Erklärungsversuch entziehen
to defy public opinionder öffentlichen Meinung trotzen
to defy sb. to do sth.jdn. zu etw. herausfordern
to defy sb. to do sth.jdn. herausfordern, etw. zu tun
to defy the descriptionder Beschreibung spotten
to defy the timenicht auf die Zeit schauen
4 Words: Others
They defy easy interpretation.Sie entziehen sich einer einfachen Deutung.
5+ Words: Others
I defy anyone to do it.Den möchte ich sehen, der das fertigbringt.
I defy you to do it.Ich weiß genau, dass du es nicht (tun) kannst.
5+ Words: Verbs
to defy the laws of physicsgegen die Gesetze der Physik verstoßen
to defy the odds to do sth.etw. entgegen allen Erwartungen tun
to defy the perils of the seaden Gefahren der See trotzen
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Q 2018-11-22: I defy the science of physiognomy to have made out
Q 2018-07-26: I defy them...
A 2013-04-20: Trutz (noun) ~ jdm trotzen (verb) > to brave / defy / withstand
A 2012-02-09: defy easy interpretation
A 2010-09-12: Yes, but there are constructions in English that seem to defy any attempt ...
Q 2010-08-04: defy, narrative
A 2010-07-27: 'to spite' = 'to defy', 'to challenge'
A 2009-05-03: Contradiction may be disrespectful or quite respectful. Basically, to con...
A 2006-02-03: I defy you ist ein ganzer Satz + I dare you
Q 2006-02-03: defy

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