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Verb: brush  brúsh
  1. Rub with a brush, or as if with a brush
    "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
     
  2. Touch lightly and briefly
    "He brushed the wall lightly"
     
  3. Clean with a brush
    "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
     
  4. Move across a surface or touching a surface
    "Her long skirt brushed the floor";
    - sweep
     
  5. Remove with or as if with a brush
    "brush away the crumbs"; "brush the dust from the jacket"; "brush aside the objections"
     
  6. Cover by brushing
    "brush the bread with melted butter"
Noun: brush  brúsh
  1. A dense growth of bushes
    - brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket
     
  2. An implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
     
  3. Momentary contact
    - light touch
     
  4. A spring-loaded electrical contact between the stationary and rotating parts of a machine
     
  5. A bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)
     
  6. A minor short-term fight
    - clash, encounter, skirmish
     
  7. The act of brushing your teeth
    "the dentist recommended two brushes a day";
    - brushing
     
  8. The act of brushing your hair
    "he gave his hair a quick brush";
    - brushing
     
  9. Contact with something dangerous or undesirable
    "I had a brush with danger on my way to work"; "he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"

Derived forms: brushing, brushed, brushes

Type of: botany, clean, combat, contact, cover, dental care, electrical device, fight, fighting, flora, hair care, haircare, hairdressing, implement, make clean, move, remove, rub, scrap, tail, take, take away, touch, touching, vegetation, withdraw

Part of: electric motor, generator

Encyclopedia: Brush, California