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  • as inbuckle down
  • as incross the Rubicon
  • as inface
  • as inrun the gauntlet

synonyms for take the bull by the horns

  • allow
  • challenge
  • confront
  • deal with
  • encounter
  • endure
  • experience
  • fight
  • meet
  • oppose
  • risk
  • run into
  • suffer
  • take
  • abide
  • accost
  • affront
  • bear
  • beard
  • brace
  • brave
  • brook
  • contend
  • countenance
  • court
  • cross
  • dare
  • defy
  • eyeball
  • resist
  • stand
  • stomach
  • submit
  • sustain
  • swallow
  • tolerate
  • venture
  • withstand
  • be confronted by
  • bit the bullet
  • cope with
  • fly in face of
  • go up against
  • grapple with
  • make a stand
  • square off
  • take it
  • take on
  • tell off

antonyms for take the bull by the horns

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  • be lazy
  • ignore
  • relax
    • aid
    • assist
    • avoid
    • disallow
    • discontinue
    • dodge
    • help
    • hold
    • keep
    • refuse
    • reject
    • support
    • surrender
    • yield
    • disapprove
    • evade
    • give in
    • give up
    • halt
    • hide
    • ignore
    • leave
    • resist
    • shun
    • stop
    • veto
    • back
    • retreat
    • run
    • withdraw
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      How to use take the bull by the horns in a sentence

      I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
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      Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
      THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
      All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
      TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
      The well-known "cock and bull" stories of small children are inspired by this love of strong effect.
      CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
      Wycliffe translates the Vulgate: “And it as a modir onourid schal meete hym, and as a womman fro virgynyte schal take him.”
      SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
      But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.
      THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
      And this summer it seemed to her that she never would be able to take proper care of her nestful of children.
      THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
      Where the dampness is excessive the fronds take on an unhealthy appearance, and mould may appear.
      HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
      Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.
      ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
      He was positive he had seen some one enter the room, go to the chair, and take the money from his pockets.
      THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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