- 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[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. Idioms
NAmE//ˈdɑrkən//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they darken
he / she / it darkens
past simple darkened
-ing form darkening
used to tell someone never to come to your home again Go! And never darken my door again!
never darken my door again (old-fashioned) (humorous)jump to other results