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darken

verb
     
darkā€§en
1 [intransitive and transitive] to become dark, or to make something dark:
The sky darkened and a few drops of rain fell.
a darkened theater
The evening shadows darkened the room.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to become less hopeful or positive, or to make something like this:
As he got drunker, his mood darkened.
3 [intransitive] if someone's face darkens, they start to look angry:
The captain's face darkened as he read.
4

never darken my door again

old-fashioned said when you do not want to see someone again - now used humorously

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