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  • v. To undertake a dangerous action in the service of a group.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take a risk; perform a daring act

Etymologies

From a mediaeval fable in which mice want to put a bell round the cat's neck but cannot agree who should do it. (Wiktionary)

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