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verb [transitive] crown pronunciation in American English /kraʊn/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycrown
he/she/itcrowns
present participlecrowning
past tensecrowned
past participlecrowned
  1. 1
    to make someone a king or queen during a ceremony in which a crown is put on their head

    James III was crowned at Kelso Abbey.

    crown someone something:

    Haile Selassie was crowned emperor in 1930.

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    1. a.
      to give someone a crown for winning a competition
      crown someone something:

      She was crowned Miss America almost twenty years ago.

    2. b.
      to give someone a title for winning an important sports competition
      crown someone something:

      They were crowned champions after a dramatic 6–5 final.

  2. 2
    to put a cover on a tooth that has broken or decayed badly
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of crown
  3. 3
    to add the last and greatest success to a series of achievements

    Williams crowned his amazing pop career by taking three of last night's four major awards.

  4. 4
    to cover the top of something

    Almost every hill is crowned with a pretty village.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of crown
  5. 5
    informal old-fashioned to hit someone hard on the head
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