verb (used with object), tanned, tan·ning.
verb (used without object), tanned, tan·ning.
adjective, tan·ner, tan·nest.
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OTHER WORDS FROM tantan·na·ble, adjectiveun·tanned, adjectivewell-tanned, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for tan
As she began to question her choice of tan boots, a "serious yet good-looking guy" wandering around the restaurant caught her eye.Date Lab update: Their boots matched, at least! Here’s what happened next.|Damona Hoffman|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Tan says the purpose of the initiative is to spread the benefits of the growing digital economy to more people as Singapore “upskills.”CEO Anthony Tan says Grab is partnering with Microsoft to reskill drivers|eamonbarrett|October 27, 2020|Fortune
Tan, who is tall and slim, talks at length about the use of hydroponics—replacing soil with a water-based solution in which sensors test electrical conductivity and painstakingly gauge the ratios between specific nutrients.
Eighteen months on, it is now Tan’s only form of social media.A new social-media platform wants to enforce “kindness.” Can that ever work?|Tanya Basu|October 7, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The tan-wall option adds a touch of class to any gravel bike.
Thousands of platinum-blonde manes brush against bare, perma-tanned backs moist with snow.
You go for your gold-digger lessons, then you go get waxed and tanned.
The men are smoking cigars, the women are tanned and bedecked.Beirut Letter: In Lebanon, Fighting ISIS With Culture and Satire|Kim Ghattas|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Black plastic sunglasses rest atop his buzzed hair, above a tanned face with sharp features.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild|Caitlin Dickson|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Babe showed up, too, arriving late, as usual, and looking tanned as a lifeguard.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address|Ray Robinson|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The old man, grizzled, tanned and seamed, leant weakly against the parapet.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
I would rather go to church with Dolly in homespun, than ride in a carriage beside that shrivelled piece of tanned leather.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
The sun had long since tanned his skin to a rich bronze; there were scars on cheeks, forehead, hands.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
Surely not more than twenty years of age, of medium height, a peach complexion, tanned a little but fair to look at.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
When it is tanned (says Dr. Grew) it is excessively hard, and thicker than the skin of any other terrestrial animal.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon