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
Dunning urged an amendment to prevent any abuse of the act; and North, always averse from violent measures, accepted his proposal.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
After an animated debate, led by Dunning in opposition, the Bill passed the Commons by a vote of more than three to one.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
I am impatient to receive your approbation of Dunning's Bill.Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third | The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
Ten thousand pounds are wanting to establish him—we cannot raise the money amongst us, without dunning poor Mr. Vincent.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) | Maria Edgeworth
"If they win it will come from Collingwood's shallying about," asserted "Deacon" Dunning, who had just joined the group.Frank Merriwell's Races | Burt L. Standish
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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