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Definition of darken verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    darken

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈdɑrkən//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they darken
     
    he / she / it darkens
     
    past simple darkened
     
    -ing form darkening
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to become dark; to make something dark The sky began to darken as the storm approached. darken something We walked quickly through the darkened streets. a darkened room
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to become unhappy or angry; to make someone unhappy or angry Her mood darkened at the news. Luke's face darkened (= he looked angry). darken something It was a tragedy that darkened his later life.
  3. Idioms
    never darken my door again (old-fashioned) (humorous)
     
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    used to tell someone never to come to your home again Go! And never darken my door again!
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