Meaning of “dun” in the English Dictionary

"dun" in British English

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dunadjective

uk /dʌn/ us /dʌn/

dunverb [ T ]

uk /dʌn/ us /dʌn/ -nn- old-fashioned

to demand money from someone:

He claimed he would rather go to prison than continue being dunned by the taxman.
One of his jobs was dunning customers for money they owed.

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

"dun" in Business English

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dunverb [ T ]

uk /dʌn/ us -nn- US

to demand money from someone:

He claimed he would rather go to prison than continue being dunned by the taxman.
dun sb for sth One of his jobs was dunning customers for bills.

(Definition of “dun” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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