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 brush brush

noun

  • () a dense growth of bushes  ( brushwood, coppice, copse, brush, thicket )
    a dense growth of bushes
  • () an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle  ( brush )
    an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
  • () momentary contact  ( light touch, brush )
    momentary contact
  • contact with something dangerous or undesirable  ( brush )
    contact with something dangerous or undesirable
     I had a brush with danger on my way to work
    I had a brush with danger on my way to work
     he tried to avoid any brushes with the police
    he tried to avoid any brushes with the police
  • the act of brushing your hair  ( brush, brushing )
    the act of brushing your hair
     he gave his hair a quick brush
    he gave his hair a quick brush
  • the act of brushing your teeth  ( brush, brushing )
    the act of brushing your teeth
     the dentist recommended two brushes a day
    the dentist recommended two brushes a day
  • a minor short-term fight  ( brush, clash, skirmish, encounter )
    a minor short-term fight
  • a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)  ( brush )
    a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)
  • conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor  ( brush )
    conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
  • verb

  • () rub with a brush, or as if with a brush  ( brush )
    rub with a brush, or as if with a brush
     Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket
    Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket
  • () touch lightly and briefly  ( brush )
    touch lightly and briefly
     He brushed the wall lightly
    He brushed the wall lightly
  • () clean with a brush  ( brush )
    clean with a brush
     She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet
    She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet
  • () sweep across or over  ( brush, sweep )
    sweep across or over
     Her long skirt brushed the floor
    Her long skirt brushed the floor
     A gasp swept cross the audience
    A gasp swept cross the audience
  • () remove with or as if with a brush  ( brush )
    remove with or as if with a brush
     brush away the crumbs
    brush away the crumbs
     brush the dust from the jacket
    brush the dust from the jacket
     brush aside the objections
    brush aside the objections
  • cover by brushing  ( brush )
    cover by brushing
     brush the bread with melted butter
    brush the bread with melted butter