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English definition of “darn”

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], adverb uk   (also darned) informal us  
Getting off the bus while it was moving was a darn stupid thing to do.
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