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throw down the gauntlet

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  • verbinvite to do battle
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Synonyms for throw down the gauntlet

verb invite to do battle
  • ask for trouble
  • call out
  • challenge
  • confront
  • contest
  • cross swards
  • dare
  • defy
  • do something about it
  • invite to debate
  • knock the chip off one's shoulder
  • meet face to face
  • provoke
  • stand up to
  • start something

More words related to throw down the gauntlet

challenge

verb. dispute, question

challenged

verb. dispute, question

challenges

verb. dispute, question

challenging

verb. dispute, question

dare

verb. challenge, defy someone

take on

verb. challenge, oppose
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