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darken

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1 to take on a gloomy or forbidding look
  • His face slowly darkened as we told him the sad news.
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gloom, glower, lower (also lour)

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2 to grow dark
  • The sky darkened as a storm moved in.
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dim, fade, wane

gloom, lower (also lour)

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3 to make dark, dim, or indistinct
  • Years of accumulated grime have darkened the painting until it can barely be seen.
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4 to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
  • The scandal darkened his otherwise sterling reputation.
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