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verb [intransitive/transitive] darken pronunciation in British English /ˈdɑː(r)kən/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydarken
he/she/itdarkens
present participledarkening
past tensedarkened
past participledarkened
  1. 1
    to become darker, or to make something darker
    The sky darkened and heavy rain began to fall.
    His hair, darkened by sweat, clung to his head.
  2. 2
    to suddenly become serious or less hopeful, or to suddenly make a situation seem serious or less hopeful
    Philip’s face darkened.
    The mood was darkened further by a gloomy economic forecast.

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