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Noun
An implement with a handle and a block of bristles, hair, or wire, used especially for cleaning, applying a liquid or powder to a surface, or arranging the hair
“She dipped it into the glass of water that was beside it and then put the bristles of the brush into the red paint that lay spilt on the floor.”
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A brief encounter with someone or something unpleasant or notable
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“The signs, however, are that no matter how polite or mutual the rules of engagement, his brush with the spikier side of his best friend has left him somewhat cowed.”
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Undergrowth, small trees, and shrubs
“Five minutes later, Kagze was holding Hatoko's hand, leading her through the light brush on the edge of the forest.”
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A light and fleeting touch
“Another brush of his lips over her knuckles, and then he turned his horse about.”
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An act of sweeping, applying, or arranging with a brush or with one's hand
“A final brush of powder over DiCaprio's nose, a dip inside the corner of his eye, and it's take three.”
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The bushy tail of a fox
“But the tail, drooping down the side of the shrine, is long and straight; and club-shaped at the tip, more like the brush of a fox than the curved tail of a dog, which is normally carried in an upright position rather than low down like that of a jackal, wolf, or fox.”
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Scrappy bushes
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The separation, alignment or orientation of something into two opposed poles
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Brush
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A light coating or quick application of something, especially paint
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A sweeping blow
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A rural region that forms the edge of the settled or developed part of a country
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Facial hair on human
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The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals
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A large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
Verb
Touch lightly and gently
“Suddenly, Larken felt icy fingers brush against her face and neck.”
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Clean, prepare by whisking
“Desiree walked to one of the windows, and tried to brush the dust out of it.”
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To move or proceed smoothly and readily
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“… a pop star brushing past a crowd of autograph seekers.”
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To arrange (one's hair) by running a brush through it
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“Use a boar's head or similar type of high quality styling tool to brush all hair smoothly back from the forehead.”
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To push (something) away with a quick movement of the hand
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To come into general physical contact with
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Touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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To make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
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To hold hair and comb it towards the head, thus giving it a bushier look
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To damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface
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Strike smartly or with a glancing blow
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Touch with tongue
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To cause (someone) amusement or pleasure
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Thrum or drum
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To quickly remove or take away
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To give color or a different color to
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