/dahrn/, v.t.
1. to mend, as torn clothing, with rows of stitches, sometimes by crossing and interweaving rows to span a gap.
2. a darned place, as in a garment: an old sock full of darns.
[1590-1600; perh. to be identified with ME dernen to keep secret, conceal, OE (Anglian) dernan]
Syn. 1. See mend.
/dahrn/, Informal.
adj., adv.
1. darned.
2. to curse; damn: Darn that pesky fly!
3. give a darn. See damn (def. 11).
[1775-85; see DARNED]

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