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English definition of “brown-nose”


verb [I]     /ˈbrɑʊn.nəʊz/ US  /-noʊz/ informal
to try too hard to please someone, especially someone in a position of authority , in a way that other people find unpleasant : The rest of the class were sick of watching him brown-nose.Praising insincerely or too eagerly
(Definition of brown-nose verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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