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tan

adjective, noun [U]  us   /tæn/ (-nn-)

tan adjective, noun [U] (COLOR)

(of) a light brown or yellow-brown color: a tan jacket

tan

noun [C usually sing]  us   /tæn/ (also suntan)

tan noun [C usually sing] (SKIN)

the darker skin that white people often get from being in the sun: Ann’s sundress shows off her tan.
tan
adjective  us   /tæn/ (-nn-) (also tanned)
a tanned face

tan

verb  us   /tæn/ (-nn-)

tan verb (CHANGE INTO LEATHER)

[T] to change an animal skin into leather by wetting it with special chemicals

tan verb (GET DARKER SKIN)

[I] to become darker from being in the sun: Judy tans easily.
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