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verb tone pronunciation in British English /təʊn/
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present tense
present participletoning
past tensetoned
past participletoned
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    tone up

    [transitive] to make your body, muscles, or skin more firm and healthy
    She quickly and efficiently cleansed, toned, and moisturized her face.
    I’m taking an aerobics class to help tone my muscles.
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    tone in

    [intransitive] British if something tones with something else they look good together because their colours are similar
    tone with: The flowers toned perfectly with the Mexican rug.


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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