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Any of a group of colors between red and yellow in hue that are medium to low in lightness and low to moderate in saturation.
adj. brown·er, brown·est
1. Of the color brown.
a. Having a brownish or dark skin color.
b. Often Offensive Of or being a person of nonwhite origin.
3. Deeply suntanned.
tr. & intr.v. browned, brown·ing, browns
1. To make or become brown.
2. To cook until brown.
Phrasal Verb:
brown off Chiefly British Slang
To make angry or irritated.

[Middle English, from Old English brūn; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

brown′ish adj.
brown′ness n.
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w>brown off

vt to be browned off with somebody/something (esp Brit inf) → jdn/etw satthaben (inf); I was pretty browned off at the timeich hatte es damals ziemlich satt; you’re looking a bit browned offdu siehst so aus, als hättest du alles ziemlich satt
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And the Swineherd went behind a tree, washed the black and brown off his face, threw away his old clothes, and then stepped forward in his splendid dress, looking so beautiful that the Princess was obliged to courtesy.
Third each sausage, finely slice your garlic, and dice your onion - once hot, add to pan and brown off.
However, Bennett said he was forced to bring Brown off at half-time after one of the non-playing members of his squad showed him a video of the incident.
| For the jus, brown off 250g lamb offcuts in a hot pan.
The referees' body released a statement after the match insisting it was not a case of mistaken identity and that East did in fact mean to send Brown off.
Debutant White, playing in his only Championship match of the season, and Murphy, dropped at first slip by Brown off Chapple late in the day, then held Lancs up.
Tip: You want to cook the mixture until it is soft and not let it brown off. 3.
The 'Jester from Leicester' looked like forcing a deciding frame until he missed a brown off the spot with a 41-point advantage.