brazen out(redirected from brazened out)
To face something, especially a difficult situation or an accusation, with brave or impudent self-confidence. A noun or pronoun can be used between "brazen" and "out." Timmy brazened out his teacher's scolding about his bad behavior. I just had to brazen my boss's criticisms out after he accused me of mishandling the account.
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1. To face or endure something boldly: The determined people brazened out the political crisis. Your first month in the army will be tough, but I know you can brazen it out.
2. To face or admit to something shameful or untrue without expressing any remorse or shame: I can't believe that the government would brazen out such a terrible scandal. Instead of admitting that her story was a lie, she brazened it out.
3. To invent some bold story to cover up something that is embarrassing: The angry student brazened out a poor excuse for his bad behavior.
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