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English noun: darn

1. darn (attribute) something of little value

SamplesHis promise is not worth a damn.
Not worth one red cent.
Not worth shucks.

Synonymsdamn, hoot, red cent, shit, shucks, tinker's dam, tinker's damn

Broader (hypernym)ineptitude, worthlessness

2. darn (artifact) sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)

SamplesHer stockings had several mends.

Synonymsmend, patch

Broader (hypernym)sewing, stitchery

English verb: darn

1. darn (contact) repair by sewing

SamplesDarn socks.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on

Entailrun up, sew, sew together, stitch

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