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      vb   , duns, dunning, dunned  
1    tr   to press or importune (a debtor) for the payment of a debt  
      n  
2    a person, esp. a hired agent, who importunes another for the payment of a debt  
3    a demand for payment, esp. one in writing  
     (C17: of unknown origin)  
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dun          [2]  
      n  
1    a brownish-grey colour  
2    a horse of this colour  
3      (Angling)  
a    an immature adult mayfly (the subimago), esp. one of the genus Ephemera  
b    an artificial fly imitating this or a similar fly  
      adj   , dunner, dunnest  
4    of a dun colour  
5    dark and gloomy  
     (Old English dunn; related to Old Norse dunna wild duck, Middle Irish doun dark; see dusk)  

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dun

  

      vb   beset, importune, pester, plague, press, urge  

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