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Definition of brow noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(literary) the part of the face above the eyes and below the hair synonym forehead The nurse mopped his fevered brow. Her brow furrowed in concentration.
  2. 2[usually plural] = eyebrow One dark brow rose in surprise.
  3. 3[usually singular] the top part of a hill The path disappeared over the brow of the hill. see also highbrow, lowbrow, middlebrow
  4. Idioms
    knit your brow(s)
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    to move your eyebrows together, to show that you are thinking hard, feeling angry, etc. synonym frown His brows were knitted in a permanent frown.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: brow

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