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brush

noun (n)

  • a dense growth of bushes (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • momentary contact (noun.event)
    Synonym: light touch
    source: wordnet30
  • conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox) (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • a minor short-term fight (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of brushing your teeth (noun.act)
    Synonym: brushing
    Example:
    The dentist recommended two brushes a day.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of brushing your hair (noun.act)
    Example:
    He gave his hair a quick brush.
    source: wordnet30
  • contact with something dangerous or undesirable (noun.act)
    Example:
    I had a brush with danger on my way to work.
    He tried to avoid any brushes with the police.
    source: wordnet30
  • An instrument composed of bristles, or other like material, set in a suitable back or handle, as of wood, bone, or ivory, and used for various purposes, as in removing dust from clothes, laying on colors, etc. Brushes have different shapes and names according to their use; as, clothes brush, paint brush, tooth brush, etc. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • In Australia, a dense growth of vegetation in good soil, including shrubs and trees, mostly small. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • rub with a brush, or as if with a brush (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket.
    source: wordnet30
  • touch lightly and briefly (verb.contact)
    Example:
    He brushed the wall lightly.
    source: wordnet30
  • clean with a brush (verb.contact)
    Example:
    She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet.
    source: wordnet30
  • sweep across or over (verb.motion)
    Synonym: sweep
    Example:
    Her long skirt brushed the floor.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove with or as if with a brush (verb.change)
    Example:
    Brush away the crumbs.
    Brush the dust from the jacket.
    Brush aside the objections.
    source: wordnet30
  • cover by brushing (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Brush the bread with melted butter.
    source: wordnet30
  • To apply a brush to, according to its particular use; to rub, smooth, clean, paint, etc., with a brush. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To move nimbly in haste; to move so lightly as scarcely to be perceived; as, to brush by. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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