Definition of brown verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

brown

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//braʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//braʊn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brown
BrE BrE//braʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//braʊn//
 
he / she / it browns
BrE BrE//braʊnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//braʊnz//
 
past simple browned
BrE BrE//braʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//braʊnd//
 
past participle browned
BrE BrE//braʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//braʊnd//
 
-ing form browning
BrE BrE//ˈbraʊnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbraʊnɪŋ//
 
 
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  • [intransitive, transitive] to become brown; to make something brown Heat the butter until it browns. The grass was browning in patches. brown something Brown the onions before adding the meat.
  • Word Origin Old English brūn, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bruin and German braun.Idioms
    browned off (with somebody/something)
     
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    (British English, informal) bored, unhappy and/or annoyed synonym fed up By now the passengers were getting browned off with the delay.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brown