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Definition of cotton verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cotton

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkɒtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːtn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cotton
BrE BrE//ˈkɒtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːtn//
 
he / she / it cottons
BrE BrE//ˈkɒtnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːtnz//
 
past simple cottoned
BrE BrE//ˈkɒtnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːtnd//
 
past participle cottoned
BrE BrE//ˈkɒtnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːtnd//
 
-ing form cottoning
BrE BrE//ˈkɒtnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːtnɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French coton, from Arabic quṭn. Phrasal Verbscotton on (to something)cotton to somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cotton