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verb     tone pronunciation in British English
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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

    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.

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