catch the sun


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catch the sun

To get sunburned. I caught the sun at the beach last weekend, and now my back hurts so much that I have to sleep on my side! I made sure to pack you some extra sunscreen so that you don't catch the sun on your trip.
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catch the sun

1 be in a sunny position. 2 become tanned or sunburnt. British
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catch the ˈsun

become red or brown because of spending time in the sun: Look at the colour of you! You really caught the sun, didn’t you?
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The gardens have seating areas which the owners have designed to catch the sun throughout the day.
Containers can be moved around to catch the sun or be grouped for a massed effect
It is an asymmetrical oval slice of toroid, tilted out of the ground towards the south to catch the sun's heat.
Demelza added:"I put him on a cushion by the window so he could catch the sun and dry out.
Keep curtains and blinds closed in rooms that catch the sun. Remember that lights generate heat.
Catch the sun Sun Jars - pounds 19.99 each from www.firebox.com From left to right, these ambient solar lights offer dusk, moon or sunlight shades.
It's on days like these that you need something to drink that will not only give you a bit of a hit, but still have enough sparkle to catch the sun should it decide to shine.
IRISH people have had their fill of summer rain and are snapping up last-minute deals to catch the sun in faraway places.
And found we were one September day In crowded streets and flickering lights, Two naked hands touched and lit the fuse That blew away a secret frown And now amongst florets we lie On Veryan Bay under burning skies, And the wedding bells cry far and wide, And the lovers walk down 'the terror run', And 'Maude the dog' plays on the famous lawn, Whilst the ships set sail to catch the sun, And we kiss and tell of how we longed To find love such as this...
Originally built in 1907 by the Forestry Commission, the semi-detached house is set in extensive grounds, which are mostly south-facing to catch the sun.
Concentrate on the areas of the face that naturally catch the sun, such as the forehead, temples, nose and chin.
All the favourites from their two Mercury Award nominated albums got an airing from Here It Comes to Sea Song and Caught By The River, and no one minded when they missed the jangly intro to Catch The Sun three times before getting it right.
Gardens are landscaped and planned to catch the sun.
A terrace opens between the rooms, angled to catch the sun at lunchtime on summer days.