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tone

2 verb
     
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tone2 [transitive]
also tone upDCB to improve the strength and firmness of your muscles, skin etc:
Exercise can strengthen and tone muscles.
He began to use weights in order to tone up his body.
a well-toned body

tone something ↔ down

phrasal verb
1 to reduce the effect of something such as a speech or piece of writing, so that people will not be offended:
His advisers told him to tone down his speech.
2CC to make a colour less bright:
Blue can be used to tone down very sunny rooms.

tone in

phrasal verb
if one colour or pattern tones in with another, they are similar and look good together
tone in with
Choose candles that will tone in with your tablecloth and china.

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