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English adjective: dun

1. dun of a dull greyish brown to brownish grey color


SamplesThe dun and dreary prairie.


Similarchromatic


Antonymsachromatic, neutral


English noun: dun

1. dun (animal) horse of a dull brownish grey color


Broader (hypernym)mount, riding horse, saddle horse

2. dun (attribute) a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color


SamplesShe wore dun.


Synonymsfawn, grayish brown, greyish brown


Broader (hypernym)light brown


English verb: dun

1. dun (emotion) treat cruelly


SamplesThe children tormented the stuttering teacher.


Synonymsbedevil, crucify, frustrate, rag, torment


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke


Narrower (hyponym)badger, beleaguer, bug, hamstring, madden, oppress, persecute, pester, tease

2. dun (communication) persistently ask for overdue payment


SamplesThe grocer dunned his customers every day by telephone.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)demand

3. dun (change) cure by salting


SamplesDun codfish.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cure


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

4. dun (change) make a dun color


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)darken









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