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verb American English pronunciation: color /ˈkʌlər/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycolor
he/she/itcolors
present participlecoloring
past tensecolored
past participlecolored
  1. 1
    [transitive] to add color to something to make it a different color

    I think I'll color my hair.

    Rivers and lakes are often colored green by algae.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] if you color, or if something colors your cheeks, you go red because you are embarrassed

      She looked away from him, coloring slightly.

    2. b.

      color

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      color in

      [transitive] to use pens, pencils, or crayons to add color to a picture

      I'll draw a shape and you can color it.

      color something blue/green/red etc.:

      Color the boy's eyes blue.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to affect someone's decision or opinion about something

    Don't allow the opinions of your friends to color your judgment.

    early experiences that colored her attitude to work

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