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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycolor in
he/she/itcolors in
present participlecoloring in
past tensecolored in
past participlecolored in
  1. same as color2

    I’m going to color in the animals next.

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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