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Adventure, vb. 1) to hazard, to risk: “I will not a. my discretion so weakly,” Tp. II, 1, 187. “by --ing both I oft found both,” Merch. I, 1, 143.
2) to run the hazard: “I will a. to be banished myself,” H6B III, 2, 350. “I dare a. to be sent to the Tower,” R3 I, 3, 116.
3) to dare; with an acc.: “Leander would a. it,” Gent. III, 1, 120. “I'll a. the borrow of a week,” Wint. I, 2, 38. “what will you a.?” II, 3, 162. With an inf.: “wouldst a. to mingle faith with him,” Wint. IV, 4, 470. Rom. V, 3, 11. Cymb. I, 6, 172.
4) intr. to try the chance, to run all hazards: “I would a. for such merchandize,” Rom. II, 2, 84. “though peril . . . on't, I would a.” Cymb. III, 4, 156. With on, == to dare: “then will they a. on the exploit,” H4A I, 2, 192.
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    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1.1
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