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