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brow

noun uk   /braʊ/ us  

brow noun (FACE)

[C usually singular] literary the forehead (= part of the face above the eyes): She wrinkled her brow as she thought. He paused at the top of the hill and mopped his brow (= rubbed the sweat away).

brow noun (HILL)

[S] the top part of a hill or the edge of something high such as a cliff or rock: the brow of the hill
Translations of “brow”
in Spanish frente, ceja, cresta…
in French sourcil, front, sommet…
in German die Braue, die Stirn, die (Berg-)kuppe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 面, 額頭…
in Russian бровь, лоб…
in Turkish alın, kaş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 面, 额头…
in Polish czoło…
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