brow collocations and examples

 UK /braʊ/

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1

the part of your face above your eyes


Adjectives frequently used with brow
hot: fevered, sweatyMy job was to sit and mop my wife’s fevered brow.with lines on it: furrowed, wrinkledIt was a tough question and one that produced a lot of thoughtful faces and furrowed brows.
Verbs frequently used with brow
when something gives you a worried or questioning expression: cloud, crease, furrow, wrinkleA thought wrinkled his brow.wipe your wet brow: mop, wipeShe used a handkerchief to mop her brow.
Verbs that frequently follow brow
have a worried or questioning expression: crease, furrowPeople shook their heads and their brows furrowed.stop having a worried expression: clearHolmes had looked annoyed, but his brow cleared, and he clapped me on the shoulder.
2

the line of hair above an eye [usually plural]


Adjectives frequently used with brow
arched, arching, bushy, dark, heavyShe had large almond-shaped eyes and high arched brows.
Verbs frequently used with brow
raise your brows: arch, raise‘What?’ he murmured, arching his brows in surprise.move your brows close together: knit‘I’m not sure,’ she answered, knitting her brows.
 
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