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brown

3 verb
     
Related topics: Cooking
brown3 [intransitive and transitive]
1DFC to heat food so that it turns brown, or to become brown by being heated:
First brown the meat in a pan.
2 to become brown because of the sun's heat, or to make something brown in this way:
The children's faces were browned by the sun.
3

browned off

BrE informal annoyed or bored [= fed up]:
They are getting browned off by the situation.

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