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    a synonym for sunbathing or getting a tan

    Hello.

    Is it possible to say "I was getting brown when all of a sudden a crazy dog started barking at me" as a substitute for "I was sunbathing when all of a sudden a crazy dog started barking at me"?

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    Both the sentences were made up by me.

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    Re: a synonym for sunbathing or getting a tan

    No. While it's technically true that tanning leads to getting brown, we don't call the activity that.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: a synonym for sunbathing or getting a tan

    Tanning is sometimes referred to as 'bronzing'.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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