Meaning of “colour sth in” in the English Dictionary

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"colour sth in" in British English

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colour sth in

phrasal verb with colour UK US color uk /ˈkʌl.ər/ us /ˈkʌl.ɚ/ verb

to fill an area with colour using paint, coloured pencils, etc.:

Rosie drew an elephant and coloured it in.

(Definition of “colour sth in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)