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v. darned, darn·ing, darns
To mend (a garment, for example) by weaving thread or yarn across a gap or hole.
To repair a hole, as in a garment, by weaving thread or yarn across it.
A hole repaired by weaving thread or yarn across it: a sock full of darns.
[Perhaps from Middle English dernen, to conceal, from dialectal Old English (Anglia) dernan, variant of Old English diernan, dyrnan; see dher- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Used to express dissatisfaction or annoyance.
adv. & adj.
tr.v. darned, darn·ing, darns
[Alteration of damn.]
(Knitting & Sewing) to mend (a hole or a garment) with a series of crossing or interwoven stitches
1. (Knitting & Sewing) a patch of darned work on a garment
2. (Knitting & Sewing) the process or act of darning
[C16: probably from French (Channel Islands dialect) darner; compare Welsh, Breton darn piece]
1. to mend with rows of stitches, sometimes by crossing and interweaving rows.n.
2. a darned place, as in a garment.
[1590–1600; perhaps to be identified with Middle English dernen to keep secret, conceal, Old English (Anglian) dernan]
2. to curse; damn: Darn that pesky fly!
[1775–85; see darned]
Past participle: darned
A way of mending clothes, particularly socks. Instead of adding a patch, darning fills small holes or tears by using numerous interlacing stitches.
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|Noun||1.||darn - something of little value; "his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks"|
|2.||darn - sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several mends"|
|Verb||1.||darn - repair by sewing; "darn socks"|
vt → stopfen
darn2 (also darned) (inf)
adj cheek, nerve → verdammt (inf); a darn sight better/worse → ein ganzes Ende besser/schlechter (inf)
adv → verdammt (inf), → verflixt (inf); he’d better make darn sure → er sollte verdammt noch mal dafür sorgen (inf); pretty darn quick → verdammt schnell (inf); you’re darn right → du hast völlig recht; you know darned well what I mean → du weißt verdammt genau, was ich meine (inf); we’ll do just as we darn well please → wir machen genau das, was wir wollen; darn near impossible → so gut wie unmöglich