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darn

verb [T] uk   /dɑːn/ us    /dɑːrn/
to repair a hole or a piece of clothing with long stitches across the hole and other stitches across them: She still darns the holes in her socks.
darn
noun [C] uk   us  

darn

exclamation uk   /dɑːn/ us    /dɑːrn/ informal
used instead of damn to express anger: Darn it! There goes my bus!

darn

adjective [before noun] // ( also darned ) informal
used to emphasize what you are saying: She runs so darn fast!
Translations of “darn”
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫補, 織補…
in Russian чертовский, чертовски…
in Turkish ziyadesiyle, amma da, üf be…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝补, 织补…
in Polish cholerny, cholernie…
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