brown off

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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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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
In a statement released via the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), East insisted it was not a case of mistaken identity and he did in fact mean to send Brown off as he believed the former United right-back committed a foul on Falcao.
The excellent Steve Magoffin removed Keith Barker almost straight away, Ben Brown taking a routine catch behind the wicket, but again they let slip a chance when Tom Milnes was missed by Brown off a sharp delivery from Chris Jordan.
Tip: You want to cook the mixture until it is soft and not let it brown off.
It would need another English gent to take Brown off the boil - James Bond and his trusty Walther PPK.
PRINCE William and Kate Middleton have left Tony Blair and Gordon Brown off their guest list - risking claims the two former Prime Ministers have been snubbed by the royal couple.
The 27-year-old 'Jester from Leicester' looked like forcing a deciding frame until he missed a brown off the spot with a 41-point advantage.