Pronunciation: (broun'nōz"), [key]
—v., -nosed, -nos•ing,
to curry favor; behave obsequiously.
to seek favors from (a person) in an obsequious manner; fawn over.
Also,brown'-nos"er.a toady; sycophant. Cf. ass-kissing.
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