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tan

tan

 
pronunciation:
taen
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
tan one's hide
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part of speech: verb
inflections: tanned, tanning, tans
definition 1: to make into leather by soaking in a special solution.
He tans cow skins.
definition 2: to make brown by exposure to the sun or to a special lamp.
She tans herself under a lamp in the winter months.
definition 3: to become tanned.
He tans easily.
phrase: tan one's hide
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a yellowish brown or light brown color.
Our dog's fur is a dark shade of tan.
similar words:
buff
definition 2: this color given to light skin by exposure to the sun or a special lamp.
She always gets a tan in the summer because she swims outside every day.
derivation: tannish (adj.)
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