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tan

noun [C] uk   /tæn/ ( also suntan) us  
B2 pleasantly brown skin caused by being in the hot sun: a deep tan
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tan

adjective uk   /tæn/ us  
pale yellowish-brown in colour
tan
noun [U] uk   us  

tan

verb uk   /tæn/ (-nn-) us  

tan verb (COLOUR)

[I or T] to become brown, or to make someone's body or skin, etc. brown, from being in the sun: Her skin tans very quickly in the summer. I need to tan my legs before the holiday. Tanned workmen were sitting around the dock.
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tan verb (LEATHER)

[T] to change animal skin into leather using special chemicals such as tannin

tan

abbreviation uk   /tæn/ us  
written abbreviation for tangent
Translations of “tan”
in Korean 햇볓에 탄 갈색 피부…
in Arabic سُمْرة…
in French tanner, bronzer…
in Turkish bronz rengi, güneş yanığı…
in Italian abbronzatura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 曬成棕褐色的膚色…
in Russian загар…
in Polish opalenizna…
in Spanish curtir, broncearse…
in Portuguese bronzeado…
in German gerben, bräunen…
in Catalan bronzejat…
in Japanese 日焼け…
in Chinese (Simplified) 晒成棕褐色的肤色…
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