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

 

dye

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verb
BrE BrE//daɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//daɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dye
BrE BrE//daɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//daɪ//
 
he / she / it dyes
BrE BrE//daɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//daɪz//
 
past simple dyed
BrE BrE//daɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//daɪd//
 
past participle dyed
BrE BrE//daɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//daɪd//
 
-ing form dyeing
BrE BrE//ˈdaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdaɪɪŋ//
 
Styling hair
 
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(dyes, dyeing, dyed, dyed) to change the colour of something, especially by using a special liquid or substance dye something to dye fabric dye something + adj. She dyed her hair blonde. dyed black hair see also tie-dye See related entries: Styling hair Word Origin Old English dēag (noun), dēagian (verb). The noun is not recorded from Old English to the late 16th cent., when it was re-formed from the verb.
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