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  1. brown-nose

    • IPA[ˈbraʊnnəʊz]

    英式

    • n.
      an extremely obsequious person
    • v.
      curry favour with (someone) by acting very obsequiously
    • verb: brown-nose, 3rd person present: brown-noses, gerund or present participle: brown-nosing, past tense: brown-nosed, past participle: brown-nosed

    • noun: brown-nose, plural noun: brown-noses

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an extremely obsequious person a little brown-noser who wants to make sure I know he's working on Saturday

    動詞

    • 1. curry favour with (someone) by acting very obsequiously academics were brown-nosing the senior faculty if I can't learn to brown-nose, at least I can keep my mouth shut
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    • IPA[ˈbrou(n)ˌnōz]

    美式

    • n.
      a person who acts in a grossly obsequious way: a little brown-noser who wants to make sure I know he's working on Saturday
    • v.
      curry favor with (someone) by acting in an obsequious way: academics were brown-nosing the senior faculty I dedicated a book to him—I was not brown-nosing

    Oxford American Dictionary