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darn

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdarndarn1 /dɑːn $ dɑːrn/ (also darn it/him/them etc) interjection American English informal  used to show that you are annoyed or disappointed syn damn Darn! I forgot my keys! Darn it! I’ll have to do it all myself!darndarn2 (also darned) adjective spoken informal  1 VERYused to emphasize how bad, stupid, unfair etc someone or something is syn damn The darn fool got lost on the way.2 a darn sight better/harder etcdarn, darned adverb It was a darned good movie.
Examples from the Corpus
darnThe first order of business is for the guys to save themselves from the elements, starvation, and that darn bear.Or the whole darn lot of them in one ghastly premeditated assault?Darned mosquito. It keeps flying around me.I think I know a little bit about this darn stuff.Then leave the darn thing alone.The Raiders made theirs on the sideline watching Testaverde realize that he just might be able to win this darn thing.
Related topics: Clothes & fashion
darndarn3 verb [transitive]  DCto repair a hole in a piece of clothing by stitching wool over it Her cardigan had been darned at the elbows.see thesaurus at repair
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darnConsidering the arduous nature of their work, these require darning and stitching all too often.Gosh darn it, I expected it to be done.Loopy Lil gently smiled her new even welfare smile while Mrs Hollidaye darned lisle stockings.Sore eyes I may have, but at least I am not blind and can still darn my own stockings.If it could darn socks, I'd marry it.
Related topics: Clothes & fashion
darndarn4 noun [countable]  DCa place where a hole in a piece of clothing has been repaired neatly with wool
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darnI don't give a darn if the results don't coincide with the editorial board's political biases!
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Verb table
darn
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydarn
he, she, itdarns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydarned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave darned
he, she, ithas darned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad darned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill darn
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have darned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam darning
he, she, itis darning
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you, we, theyare darning
Past
I, he, she, itwas darning
you, we, theywere darning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been darning
he, she, ithas been darning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been darning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be darning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been darning
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