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1.
Efforts to darken the shade of human skin, either by natural means (direct exposure to the sun), artifical products (self-tanners), or enhanced exposure to simulated sunlight (tanning beds). Excessive tanning is likely associated with skin cancer.

"Orange alert! Paris should really stop going to the salon to fake and bake - instead of wasting her time tanning, she should work for world peace."
by Secret Agent Anne August 02, 2006
 
2.
People cooking.
Let's go tanning in the oven.
by HIPPOLOVERKILL May 27, 2011
 
3.
Dermatologic suicide performed to temporarily improve one's appearance.
Let's go tanning. We'll get wrinkles by 25 and melanoma by 40, but we're sure gonna look fresh in our wifebeaters this weekend.
by MNoz January 14, 2012
 
4.
Laying in the sun when its sunny
im boutta go tanning outside in the hot sun cus its summer
by pimp chronicles April 02, 2011
 
5.
To go off outside, and smoke anything that needs to be smoked apon.
I went out said go tanning, so I smoked myself a bowl
by BlackDaliah October 07, 2010
 
6.
1. Making short work of - especially associated with "downing" alcohol.

2. Process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light.

3. A beating/whipping
1. "He was fairly tanning that bottle of vodka!"

2. "Katie Price has really taken the tanning too far"

3. "She gave him a right good tanning the other night"
by c2d2 July 20, 2010
 
7.
to kick someones ass
northern irish
im going to give you a tanning for fucking my mum!!!
by aly March 30, 2005