to curse; damn: Darn that pesky fly!
Idioms about darn
Other definitions for darn (2 of 2)
to mend (torn clothing, especially of knitted fabric) with rows of stitches, sometimes by crossing and interweaving rows to span a gap: At the sound of my greeting, Grandma looked up and stopped darning the sock, holding her arms out for a hug.
a darned place, as in a garment: That old sweater full of darns was one of my favorite things to put on after work.
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How to use darn in a sentence
“They came out of this having shown that they could respond to a crisis, and still do pretty darn well,” Lashinsky says, “which is pretty good for the brand of the NBA.”
You would want to have enough clinical efficacy data by the time of an EUA to be pretty darn certain.
You can buy off-brand winches pretty darn cheap, and this may be the best option if you’re rarely going to use it.
We had to re-create that from absolute scratch…I had it worn and patched and darned.How Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ achieves its look—even as each season evolves | radmarya | August 29, 2020 | Fortune
I thought, if I ever did my job like this as an entrepreneur and a businessperson, I would be fired pretty darn quickly.Brynne Kennedy could be the first female tech founder to serve in Congress | ehinchliffe | August 24, 2020 | Fortune
But, darn it, here was a game of courage, passion, and skill.
If elected, his first goal for immigration would be to “build that darn fence.”The Banker Sneaking Up on the Republicans Running for Senate in Nebraska | Ben Jacobs | May 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Given that their mating sessions can last up to 70 hours, their bedroom—well, cave—performances seem pretty darn impressive.
That myth is part of what makes March Madness so much darn fun.
Sadly, sometimes even the “good” guys can be pretty darn deceptive, shallow, and arrogant.Bravo’s ‘Online Dating Rituals’ Reveals American Males Are Creepy and Want Sex | Emily Shire | March 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Well, he wouldn't sell the furniture—he'd just move it into another house, and give her a darn good scare.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
Ruth could not darn the rent in her dress with this continual motion, and she looked up to remonstrate.Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
"I don't want any darn coffee," he growled, and sprawled himself stomach down on the bed, with his face turned from the light.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
Such minute attention must be given the wardrobe to preserve it that I have learned to darn like an artist.
You can swear in churches, if folks are fools enough to let you, but darn me if you play double face here.Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
British Dictionary definitions for darn (1 of 2)
to mend (a hole or a garment) with a series of crossing or interwoven stitches
a patch of darned work on a garment
the process or act of darning
- darner, noun
- darning, noun
British Dictionary definitions for darn (2 of 2)
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