to make repeated and insistent demands upon, especially for the payment of a debt.
a person, especially a creditor, who duns another.
a demand for payment, especially a written one.
Other definitions for dun (2 of 2)
dull, grayish brown.
- dunness, noun
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How to use dun in a sentence
The challenge was set by HSBC, sponsors of the Open Championship, and filmed at dun Laoghaire Golf Club in Dublin.
Cognizant, headquartered in New Jersey, grew out of a partnership between dun & Bradstreet and an Indian firm.
And the insurance fund run by the FDIC is replenishing itself without having to dun taxpayers.
It looks inconspicuous enough on the outside with an ordinary gate and dun-colored walls, which blend with the surrounding houses.
Local book festivals such as the Doon readings in Dehra dun and the Kalaghoda festival in Mumbai are increasingly popular.
Here the pair reached the "dun Cow" and retired to their respective quarters.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
My spurs fairly lifted the dun horse, and we scuttled in the opposite direction like a scared antelope.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
My hand flew to mine as I jerked the dun up short, but I wasn't fast enough—and Hicks was too close.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
And as if the shout had reached high heaven, that instant the dun clouds parted.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
The tent had been old when Thyrsis got it, and as this was the third season he had used it, it was dark and dun of hue.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for dun (1 of 2)
(tr) to press or importune (a debtor) for the payment of a debt
a person, esp a hired agent, who importunes another for the payment of a debt
a demand for payment, esp one in writing
British Dictionary definitions for dun (2 of 2)
a brownish-grey colour
a horse of this colour
an immature adult mayfly (the subimago), esp one of the genus Ephemera
an artificial fly imitating this or a similar fly
of a dun colour
dark and gloomy
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