Definition of 'defies'
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`Is there something so rotten about murder - and so powerful - that it defies the human capacity to keep it secret? DEATH OF A NYMPH (2002)`Possibly she defies a scientific principle," he said, rummaging for his door key, `like the bumblebee. C B GREENFIELD - A LITTLE MADNESS (2002)The cataclysm that brought about this level of species loss defies comprehension. SPIX'S MACAW: THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD'S RAREST BIRD (2002)
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Definition of defies from the Collins English Dictionary
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