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Definition of brief verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brief
he / she / it briefs
past simple briefed
-ing form briefing
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to give someone information about something so that they are prepared to deal with it brief somebody I expect to be kept fully briefed at all times. brief somebody on/about something The officer briefed her on what to expect. compare debrief
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: brief