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tan

verb

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1 to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
  • Grandpa told us that when he was a kid, if he misbehaved at all, his father would tan his backside with a belt

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The first known use of tan was in the 13th century

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“Tan.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tan. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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