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dun

a demand for payment
Not to be confused with:
done – finished: all done for the day; cooked completely: Soup’s done.
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dun 1

 (dŭn)
tr.v. dunned, dun·ning, duns
To importune (a debtor) for payment: a dunning letter.
n.
1. One that duns.
2. An importunate demand for payment.

[Origin unknown.]

dun 2

 (dŭn)
n.
1. An almost neutral brownish gray to dull grayish brown.
2. A horse of this color.
3.
a. A mayfly in its first winged stage.
b. An fishing fly that imitates such an insect.

[Middle English, from Old English dunn, perhaps of Celtic origin.]
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dun

(dʌn)
vb, duns, dunning or dunned
(Banking & Finance) (tr) to press or importune (a debtor) for the payment of a debt
n
1. (Professions) a person, esp a hired agent, who importunes another for the payment of a debt
2. (Banking & Finance) a demand for payment, esp one in writing
[C17: of unknown origin]

dun

(dʌn)
n
1. (Colours) a brownish-grey colour
2. (Colours) a horse of this colour
3. (Angling) angling
a. an immature adult mayfly (the subimago), esp one of the genus Ephemera
b. an artificial fly imitating this or a similar fly
adj, dunner or dunnest
4. (Colours) of a dun colour
5. dark and gloomy
[Old English dunn; related to Old Norse dunna wild duck, Middle Irish doun dark; see dusk]
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dun1

(dʌn)

v. dunned, dun•ning,
n. v.t.
1. to make repeated demands upon, esp. for the payment of a debt.
n.
2. a person, esp. a creditor, who duns another.
3. a demand for payment, esp. a written one.
[1620–30; orig. obscure]

dun2

(dʌn)

adj.
1. dull grayish brown or grayish yellow.
2. dark; gloomy.
n.
3. a dun color.
4. a dun-colored horse with a black mane and tail.
5. mayfly.
[before 1000; Middle English dun(ne), Old English dunn]
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dun


Past participle: dunned
Gerund: dunning

Imperative
dun
dun
Present
I dun
you dun
he/she/it duns
we dun
you dun
they dun
Preterite
I dunned
you dunned
he/she/it dunned
we dunned
you dunned
they dunned
Present Continuous
I am dunning
you are dunning
he/she/it is dunning
we are dunning
you are dunning
they are dunning
Present Perfect
I have dunned
you have dunned
he/she/it has dunned
we have dunned
you have dunned
they have dunned
Past Continuous
I was dunning
you were dunning
he/she/it was dunning
we were dunning
you were dunning
they were dunning
Past Perfect
I had dunned
you had dunned
he/she/it had dunned
we had dunned
you had dunned
they had dunned
Future
I will dun
you will dun
he/she/it will dun
we will dun
you will dun
they will dun
Future Perfect
I will have dunned
you will have dunned
he/she/it will have dunned
we will have dunned
you will have dunned
they will have dunned
Future Continuous
I will be dunning
you will be dunning
he/she/it will be dunning
we will be dunning
you will be dunning
they will be dunning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dunning
you have been dunning
he/she/it has been dunning
we have been dunning
you have been dunning
they have been dunning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dunning
you will have been dunning
he/she/it will have been dunning
we will have been dunning
you will have been dunning
they will have been dunning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dunning
you had been dunning
he/she/it had been dunning
we had been dunning
you had been dunning
they had been dunning
Conditional
I would dun
you would dun
he/she/it would dun
we would dun
you would dun
they would dun
Past Conditional
I would have dunned
you would have dunned
he/she/it would have dunned
we would have dunned
you would have dunned
they would have dunned
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dun - horse of a dull brownish grey colordun - horse of a dull brownish grey color
mount, riding horse, saddle horse - a lightweight horse kept for riding only
2.dun - a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color; "she wore dun"
light brown - a brown that is light but unsaturated
Verb1.dun - treat cruellydun - treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
madden - drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
hamstring - make ineffective or powerless; "The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules"
badger, beleaguer, bug, pester, tease - annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
persecute, oppress - cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
2.dun - persistently ask for overdue payment; "The grocer dunned his customers every day by telephone"
demand - request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager"
3.dun - cure by salting; "dun codfish"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cure - prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve; "cure meats"; "cure pickles"; "cure hay"
4.dun - make a dun color
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"
Adj.1.dun - of a dull greyish brown to brownish grey color; "the dun and dreary prairie"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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dun

noun & adjective muddy coloured, khaki, brownish, mousy, greyish-brown her dun mare see shades of brown
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Translations
šedohnědý
perijävelkoja
gråbrungråbrunt

dun

1 [dʌn] ADJpardo

dun

2 [dʌn] VT to dun sbapremiar a algn para que pague lo que debe (fig) → dar la lata a algn
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dun

[ˈdʌn] adj (= grey-brown) → brun grisâtre
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dun

1
adjgraubraun
nGraubraun nt

dun

2
vtmahnen; to dun somebody for paymentbei jdm eine Zahlung anmahnen
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dun

[dʌn] adjbigio/a, grigiastro/a
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References in classic literature ?
DUNSTER, was standing a few yards away, smoking a long cigar, and, to all appearance absorbed in studying the advertisements which decorated the grimy wall on the other side of the single track.
Dunster, and motioning his porter to wait, crossed to the edge of the track and addressed him.
Dunster said nothing, only his keen, clear eyes seemed all the time to be questioning this gloomy-looking but apparently harmless young man.
Dunster folded up the newspaper and replaced it in his pocket.
Dunster turned to another part of the paper and pointed to the great black head-lines.
"We must take our chance about that," Dunster remarked.
Dunster nodded and relapsed into a taciturnity which was obviously one of his peculiarities.
"But there is reason to believe that President Dunster sat in it, when he held the first Commencement at Harvard College.
"As I was telling you, President Dunster sat in Grandfather's chair in 1642, when he conferred the degree of bachelor of arts on nine young men.
Shay Dunster was born with half a left arm, but has never let it stop him playing the game he loves.
But David Dunster, from the Liverpool School of Architecture, said it boasted "one of the nastiest looking pieces of standard office glazing since Britain was bombed by the Luftwaffe; and cheap".
I write in response to the letter in last Wednesday's Observer (June 19, 2019) from Andrew Abbess and would like to point out that motor vehicles should not have to pass cyclists travelling north on Causewayhead Road after the traffic lights at Dumyat Road as cyclists should turn left into Dumyat Road then right into Dunster Road.