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blacken

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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blackenblack‧en /ˈblækən/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]CC to become black, or to make something black 🔊 The thunder became louder and the sky blackened.2 blacken somebody’s name/character/reputation
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blackenThe man looked into her eyes, now blackened, and into her sutured face.Now that they stood in the light, Jehan could see that both of them were blackened by grime and oil.It was distorted and blackened by the heat, but Charles knew immediately what it was.A few people, their faces blackened by the smoke, ran out of the building.Twisted, blackened corpses lie side-by-side on a cold-looking concrete floor.His name blackened, his writings neglected, for two decades Nizan was allotted the role of loser.He blackened one eye, left scratches up and down her neck and scraped the flesh off her hipbones.So we sat hunched at our desks, blackening out the story and accompanying pictures.
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Verb table
blacken
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyblacken
he, she, itblackens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyblackened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave blackened
he, she, ithas blackened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad blackened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill blacken
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have blackened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam blackening
he, she, itis blackening
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you, we, theyare blackening
Past
I, he, she, itwas blackening
you, we, theywere blackening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been blackening
he, she, ithas been blackening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been blackening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be blackening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been blackening
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