Meaning of BRUSH in English


n. 25B6; noun

a dustpan and brush : BROOM, sweeper, besom, whisk.

he gave the seat a brush with his hand : CLEAN, sweep, wipe, dust.

a fox's brush : TAIL.

the brush of his lips against her cheek : TOUCH, stroke, skim, graze, nudge, contact; kiss.

a brush with the law : ENCOUNTER, clash, confrontation, conflict, altercation, incident; informal run-in, to-do; Brit. informal spot of bother.

25B6; verb

he spent his day brushing the floors : SWEEP, clean, buff, scrub.

she brushed her hair : GROOM, comb, neaten, tidy, smooth, arrange, fix, do; curry.

she felt his lips brush her cheek : TOUCH, stroke, caress, skim, sweep, graze, contact; kiss.

she brushed a wisp of hair away : PUSH, move, sweep, clear.

25A0; brush something aside DISREGARD, ignore, dismiss, shrug off, wave aside; overlook, pay no attention to, take no notice of, neglect, forget about, turn a blind eye to; reject, spurn; laugh off, make light of, trivialize; informal pooh-pooh.

25A0; brush someone off REBUFF, dismiss, spurn, reject; slight, scorn, disdain; ignore, disregard, snub, cut, turn one's back on, give someone the cold shoulder, freeze out; jilt, cast aside, discard, throw over, drop, leave; informal knock back.

25A0; brush up (on) REVISE, read up, go over, relearn, cram, study; improve, sharpen (up), polish up; hone, refine, perfect; informal bone up; Brit. informal swot up, gen up.

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