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[dast] /dæst/
verb (used without object)
Older Use. dare (def 1). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But dont you dast to mention clothespins to meeither good or bad about em.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • I felt that I dast not, as his mind was, let him go into temptation.

    Sweet Cicely Josiah Allen's Wife: Marietta Holley
  • Afraid of nothin', and smilin' at what might dast to scare her.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • He's got ter be kept quiet an' so I dastn't tell him what I seeks ter do.

    A Pagan of the Hills

    Charles Neville Buck
  • You go up dar, Brer Fox, en ef he dast ter try ter run, I'll des whirl in en ketch 'im.'

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • Des hit 'im a surbinder, en ef he dast ter run, I boun' you I'll ketch 'im.'

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • He dastn't walk in his own backyard withouten he kept thet log wall betwixt hisself an' ther mounting-side.

    The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck
  • Does they come thet-a-way when they fotches in sprouted corn thet they dastn't take elsewhere?

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck
  • Don't you dast to speak a word to me unless you come an' knock here on my headboard,—that's the front door,—an' I won't to you.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • They drove me acrost the river yesterday, and promised to shoot me if I dast show myself again.

    The Lions of the Lord Harry Leon Wilson

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