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English adjective: dun

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

SamplesThe dun and dreary prairie.


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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