Meaning of BRUSH in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English brusch, from an Anglo-French form akin to Old French broce ~wood, Medieval Latin brusca Date: 14th century ~wood , 2. scrub vegetation, land covered with scrub vegetation, II. noun Etymology: Middle English brusshe, from an Anglo-French form akin to Middle French broisse Date: 14th century a device composed of bristles typically set into a handle and used especially for sweeping, smoothing, scrubbing, or painting, something resembling a ~: as, a bushy tail, a feather tuft worn on a hat, an electrical conductor that makes sliding contact between a stationary and a moving part (as of a generator or a motor), 4. an act of ~ing, a quick light touch or momentary contact in passing, III. transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to apply a ~ to, to apply with a ~, 2. to remove with passing strokes (as of a ~), to dispose of in an offhand way ; dismiss , to pass lightly over or across ; touch gently against in passing, ~er noun IV. noun Etymology: Middle English brusche rush, hostile collision, from bruschen Date: 14th century a brief encounter or skirmish , V. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English bruschen to rush, probably from Middle French brosser to dash through under~, from broce Date: 1674 to move lightly or heedlessly

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