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phrasal verb [intransitive] British
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present tense
I/you/we/theytone in
he/she/ittones in
present participletoning in
past tensetoned in
past participletoned in

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  1. same as tone2 (sense 2)
    tone in with: The curtains tone in nicely with the wallpaper.
See also main entry: tone

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