Meaning of BRUSH in English


[brush] n [ME brusch, fr. MF broce] (14c) 1: brushwood

2. a: scrub vegetation b: land covered with scrub vegetation

[2]brush n [ME brusshe, fr. MF broisse, fr. OF broce] (14c) 1: a device composed of bristles typically set into a handle and used esp. for sweeping, smoothing, scrubbing, or painting

2: something resembling a brush: as a: a bushy tail b: a feather tuft worn on a hat

3: an electrical conductor that makes sliding contact between a stationary and a moving part (as of a generator or a motor)

4. a: an act of brushing b: a quick light touch or momentary contact in passing [3]brush vt (15c) 1 a: to apply a brush to b: to apply with a brush

2. a: to remove with passing strokes (as of a brush) b: to dispose of in an offhand way: dismiss "~ed him off"

3: to pass lightly over or across: touch gently against in passing -- n [4]brush n [ME brusche rush, hostile collision, fr. bruschen] (14c): a brief encounter or skirmish "a ~ with disaster" "a ~ with the law" [5]brush vi [ME bruschen to rush, fr. MF brosser to dash through underbrush, fr. broce] (1674): to move lightly or heedlessly "~ed past the well-wishers waiting to greet him"

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