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Definition of color verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (colour) verb
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they color ()colour he / she / it colors ()colours past simple colored ()coloured -ing form coloring ()colouring
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    put color on something
  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to put color on something using paint, colored pencils, etc. The children love to draw and color. a coloring book (= with pictures that you can add color to) color something How long have you been coloring (= dyeing ) your hair? color something + adj. He drew a monster and colored it green.
  2. of face
  3. 2[intransitive] color (at something) (formal) (of a person or their face) to become red with embarrassment synonym blush She colored at his remarks.
  4. affect
  5. 3[transitive] color something to affect something, especially in a negative way This incident colored her whole life. Don't let your judgment be colored by personal feelings.
  6. Phrasal Verbscolor somethingin