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Definition of crown verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crown
    he / she / it crowns
    past simple crowned
    -ing form crowning
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  1. 1to put a crown on the head of a new king or queen as a sign of royal power crown somebody Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953. crown somebody + noun The prince was soon to be crowned King of England.
  2. cover top
  3. 2[usually passive] crown something (with something) to form or cover the top of something His head was crowned with a mop of brown curls.
  4. make complete
  5. 3[often passive] crown something (with something) to make something complete or perfect, especially by adding an achievement, a success, etc. The award of the Nobel Prize has crowned a glorious career in physics. Their efforts were finally crowned with success.
  6. hit on head
  7. 4crown somebody (old-fashioned) (informal) to hit someone on the head
  8. tooth
  9. 5crown something to put an artificial cover on a tooth synonym cap I've had one of my teeth crowned.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: crown