brazen out

If you have done something wrong and you brazen it out, you behave confidently in order not to appear ashamed, even though you probably do feel ashamed.

[V it P] If you are caught simply argue that `everyone does it' and brazen it out...

[V P n (not pron)] Mr Archer is as determined as ever to brazen out the scandals which threaten to engulf him...

[V n P] Stung by recent publicity, the Home Office now seems to be trying to brazen this issue out.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • brazen out — Synonyms and related words: affront, bear up, beard, bell the cat, bite the bullet, brave, brazen, come up fighting, confront, face, face down, face out, face the music, face up, face up to, front, hang in, hang in there, hang on, hang tough,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • brazen — bra|zen1 [ˈbreızən] adj [: Old English; Origin: brAsen, from brAs; BRASS] 1.) used to describe a person or the actions of a person who is not embarrassed about behaving in a wrong or immoral way ▪ At first I was scared, but as I went on, I became …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brazen — brazenly, adv. brazenness, n. /bray zeuhn/, adj. 1. shameless or impudent: brazen presumption. 2. made of brass. 3. like brass, as in sound, color, or strength. v.t. 4. to make brazen or bold. 5. brazen out or …   Universalium

  • brazen — /ˈbreɪzən / (say brayzuhn) adjective 1. made of brass. 2. like brass, as in sound, colour, strength, etc. 3. shameless or impudent: brazen effrontery. –verb (t) 4. to make brazen or bold. –phrase 5. brazen out, to put a bold face on (one s… …   Australian English dictionary

  • brazen — [[t]bre͟ɪz(ə)n[/t]] brazens, brazening, brazened ADJ GRADED If you describe a person or their behaviour as brazen, you mean that they are very bold and do not care what other people think about them or their behaviour. They re quite brazen about… …   English dictionary

  • brazen — Synonyms and related words: Titian, adust, affront, arrant, arrogant, auburn, audacious, aureate, aweless, barefaced, bay, bay colored, bayard, beard, bell the cat, bite the bullet, blaring, blatant, blatting, blustering, boisterous, bold, bold… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • brazen — (adj.) O.E. bræsen of brass, from bræs brass (see BRASS (Cf. brass)) + EN (Cf. en) (2). The figurative sense of hardened in effrontery is 1570s (in brazen face), perhaps suggesting a face unable to show shame (see BRASS (Cf. brass)). To brazen it …   Etymology dictionary

  • Brazen — Bra zen, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brazened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brazening}.] To carry through impudently or shamelessly; as, to brazen the matter through. [1913 Webster] Sabina brazened it out before Mrs. Wygram, but inwardly she was resolved to be a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brazen — ► ADJECTIVE 1) bold and shameless. 2) literary made of brass. ► VERB (brazen it out) ▪ endure a difficult situation with apparent confidence and lack of shame. DERIVATIVES brazenly adverb. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • brazen — [brā′zən] adj. [ME brasen < OE bræsen < bræs,BRASS] 1. of brass 2. like brass in color or other qualities 3. showing no shame; bold; impudent 4. having the ringing sound of brass; harsh and piercing brazen it out …   English World dictionary

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