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tan

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tantan1 /tæn/ verb (tanned, tanning)  1 [intransitive, transitive]HBH if you tan, or if the sun tans you, your skin becomes darker because you spend time in the sun She has a pale skin which doesn’t tan easily.2 [transitive]TIM to make animal skin into leather by treating it with tannin (=a kind of acid)
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tanIn the four days he seemed to have filled out and tanned.Chrome leather: leather which is tanned solely with chromium salts.We cut the fur, tan the hides, and sew them.I don't tan well - I just get red.
Related topics: Human
tantan2 noun  1 [countable]HBH the attractive brown colour that someone with pale skin gets after they have been in the sun syn suntan I wish I could get a tan like that.2 [uncountable] a light yellowish-brown colour
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tanFact: A tan indicates that your skin has already been damaged.Her skin had that smooth all-the-year-round dark tan you sometimes run into in California.Come holidays abroad it became the thing to sport a deep tan.You can afford to have your teeth done, a false tan, your hair done at Vidal Sassoon.The best and longest-lasting tans are acquired slowly - quick tans are usually fast burns and peel off in a trice.Monica got a nice tan during her trip.Sources close to the team said tans will be banned next season.get ... tanSince sunscreens offer relative, not absolute protection, most of us can get a tan using high-protection filters.He has got a tan from his Christmas holiday.At least she won't get a tan there.I had started to see the countries we visited as more than just exotic places to get a tan.They say as long as you get a tan, that's ok.
tantan3 adjective  1 having a light yellowish-brown colour tan shoes2 American English having darker skin after spending time in the sun syn tanned She arrived home tan and rested.
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tanShannon's face is really tan.She dressed modestly in a blue pantsuit covered by a tan all-weather coat.But the unit will retain a distinctive identity by having tan berets.No beard, no tan car.As she pulled on a tan leather blouson, she eyed me warily, and I returned the compliment.An extremely battered-looking tan leather flying-jacket completed the outfit.Most waters have dark bottoms, and a brown or tan line is most suitable.It started off with a tan scrim in front.
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Verb table
tan
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytan
he, she, ittans
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytanned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tanned
he, she, ithas tanned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tanned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tan
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tanned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tanning
he, she, itis tanning
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you, we, theyare tanning
Past
I, he, she, itwas tanning
you, we, theywere tanning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tanning
he, she, ithas been tanning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tanning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tanning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tanning
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