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color in

To fill something with color, as of the outlines of pictures in coloring books. A noun or pronoun can be used between "color" and "in." My daughter loves art, so just give her crayons and a coloring book, and she'll color in the pictures all day long. I love drawing with pencil and ink, but I don't think it ever looks as good if I color it in.
See also: color

color up

1. To cover someone or something with color. A noun or pronoun can be used between "color" and "up." Tens of thousands of people get colored up with brightly colored powders called Gulal. I wanted to color my outfit up with some nice accessories.
2. To fill in a black-and-white image with color. A noun or pronoun can be used between "color" and "up." I do all the drawings in ink, and a friend of mine colors them up for me.
3. To become red in the face, as from embarrassment; to blush. I could feel myself coloring up as I awkwardly asked Cindy on a date.
4. To exchange lower-denomination casino chips for fewer chips of a higher denomination. A noun or pronoun can be used between "color" and "up." I raked in my winnings and then made my way over to the cashier to color up my chips.
See also: color, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

color something in

to paint or draw color on a pattern or outline. Here is a sketch. Please color it in. Color in the sketch, please.
See also: color
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

color in

v.
To cover completely the bounded surface of something with a color: The child colored in an outline of a tree with green crayon. We traced the stencil and colored it in.
See also: color
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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A graph is said to be vertex k - colored if it admits a vertex k - coloring. The minimum value of k for which G is vertex k - colored is called vertex chromatic number of G and is denoted by [[chi].sub.V] (G).
Tinting strength and hiding power of the pure types are double those of lithopone types and recommended for coloring film and sheet when minimum pigment content and maximum opacity are needed.
Black hair and a huge variety of reds, light and dark browns and blondes can all benefit from henna's coloring and super conditioning properties.
"The coloring has a lot to do with how the wood is ground," says Brian Shea, whose company makes mulch colorants as well as the Mulch Color Jet application system.
Furthermore, past studies often focused on a small number of participants and thus lacked the statistical muscle to pick up an association between hair coloring products and malignant tumors in a specific subgroup.
"Now our goal is to industrialize color infusion," says Witman, noting that a 54-liter hot bath has already been designed by Hennecke to permit the coloring of larger parts.
Producing solid features in an otherwise hollow rotomolded part and coloring parts in easier and more flexible ways are two new developments highlighted at the January meeting of the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) in Minneapolis.
Color pigments include Meteor and Meteor Plus complex inorganic pigments for applications requiring heat resistance and exterior durability; Engeltone organic pigments in a wide spectrum of colors; Engeltone low-soluble cadmium pigments for uses requiring good heat and light stability; and Engeltone lead chromate and moly orange pigments for cost-effective coloring.
Pigment paste concentrates are high-solids dispersions in a reactive vehicle for coloring unsaturated polyester, epoxy, and PUR Offer high heat and light stability and consistent concentration, color, and grind for easy batch-to-batch color matches.
Color pigments include Harshaw Meteor and Meteor Plus complex inorganic pigments for applications requiring heat resistance and exterior durability; Harshaw organic pigments in a wide spectrum of colors; Harshaw low-soluble cadmium pigments for uses requiring good heat and light stability; Harshaw lead chromate and moly orange pigments for cost-effective coloring; and standard and solvent-free dispersions, which include Harshaw, Aurasperse, Aquerus, and Gallery One.
From a coloring point of view, the rotomolding process isn't very forgiving, unlike injection molding or extrusion, where residence times are relatively short and the process can impart a moderate degree of mixing action.
New coloring options shine among additives exhibits at the show.
Geode line of complex inorganic pigments (heat-stable, light-stable, weatherable, and chemically resistant) is suitable for coloring most thermoplastics and thermosets, and recommended for engineering resins and rigid PVC.
Based on company's studies, dyes are also suitable for coloring the nonpolar plastics (PE and PP) in the presence of specialized carriers.
New from Engelhard are non-metal-based pigments (naphthol red 2, 17, 22, 23) for printing on plastic packaging as well as coloring the packaging resin itself.