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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
tan (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to convert (hide) into leather by treatment with an infusion of tannin-rich bark or other agent of similar effect
b) to convert (protein) to leather or a similar substance
2.
to make (skin) tan especially by exposure to the sun
3.
intransitive verb
- thrash whip to get or become tanned
tan (adjective)
1.
of, relating to, or used for tan or tanning
2.
of the color tan
tan (noun)
1.
a tanning material or its active agent (as tannin)
2.
a brown color imparted to the skin especially by exposure to the sun
3.
a light yellowish brown
4.
tan-colored articles of clothing
tan (abbreviation)
tangent
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
tan (verb)
1.
to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
SYNONIMS:
birch, cowhide, flagellate, flail, flog, hide, horsewhip, lash, leather, rawhide, scourge, slash, switch, tan, thrash, whale
RELATED WORDS:
knout, quirt, strap; cut; flick, touch up; blackjack, cane, club, cudgel, fustigate; pistol-whip; bang, bop, box, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clout, crack, cuff, hit, knock, lam, paste, punch, slap, slug, smack, smite, sock, spank, swat, swipe, thwack, wallop, whack; bash, baste, bat, batter, beat, belabor, belt, bludgeon, buffet, bung, drub, fib [], hammer, lace, lambaste ( lambast), lather, lick, mangle, maul, paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, rough, slate, slog, thresh, thump, tromp, whop ( whap), whup, work over
tan (verb)
2.
to strike repeatedly
SYNONIMS:
bash, baste, bat, batter, belabor, belt, birch, bludgeon, buffet, bung up, club, curry, do, drub, fib, flog, hammer, hide, lace, lambaste ( lambast), lash, lather, lick, maul, mess (up), paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, punch out, rough (up), slate, slog, switch, tan, thrash, thresh, thump, tromp, wallop, whale, whip, whop ( whap), whup, work over
RELATED WORDS:
assail, assault, attack, beset, box, bust, chop, clobber, clout, crack, cudgel, cuff, descend (on upon), hit, jump (on), knock, lam, lay on, paste, pounce (on upon), punch, raid, rush, slam, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, storm, swat, swipe, thwack, whack, wham, whomp; blackjack, cane, cowhide, flagellate, fustigate, horsewhip, leather, pistol-whip, rawhide, scourge, strap; gore, lacerate, wound; maim, mangle, mutilate
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