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Definition of darn verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive, intransitive] darn (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they darn
he / she / it darns
past simple darned
-ing form darning
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  • to repair a hole in a piece of clothing by sewing stitches across the hole to darn socks
  • Idioms
    darn it! (informal)
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    used as a mild swear word to show that you are angry or annoyed about something, to avoid sayingdamn Darn it! I lost my keys!
    I'll be darned! (informal)
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    used to show that you are surprised about something Well, I'll be darned! They knew about it all the time!
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