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English definition of “darn”

darn

verb [T]  /dɑrn/ us  

darn verb [T] (REPAIR)

to repair a hole or a piece of clothing with long stitches across the hole and other stitches woven across them: to darn socks

darn

exclamation  /dɑrn/ (also darn it,  /ˈdɑr·nət, -nɪt/) infml us  

darn exclamation (EXPRESSION)

an expression of annoyance or surprise: Darn it! I missed my bus.

darn

adjective, adverb [not gradable]  /dɑrn/ (also darned,  /dɑrnd/) infml us  

darn adjective, adverb [not gradable] (EXPRESSION)

used to express anger or annoyance: Where’s my darn notebook? Darn can also mean extremely: I’m too darn tired to go out tonight.
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