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Noun
An implement with a handle and a block of bristles, hair, or wire
“The detective then takes a small brush and brushes the powder over the keypad.”
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A brief encounter with someone or something unpleasant or notable
“His brush with the more volatile side of his best friend has left him somewhat cowed.”
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A confrontation or conflict between two opposing people or parties
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“He clearly had fond memories of his time at Oxford, despite his brush with the law.”
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A light and fleeting touch
“Moving into the room of faces, she soon felt a brush against her arm.”
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An act of sweeping or clearing away with a brush or with one's hand
“The ceiling, with its hanging cobwebs, would have to make do with a quick brush.”
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An act of applying a substance, coat or layer 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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Wild vegetation, especially 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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The bushy tail of an animal, such as a fox
“The tail is club-shaped at the tip, more like the brush of a fox than the curved tail of a dog.”
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A brief and rapid movement up and down or from side to side
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Brush
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A small amount of something, especially a light coating or layer (such as of paint)
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A vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something
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Regions, districts and small settlements outside large urban areas
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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
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A sweeping strike or blow
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Verb
To sweep, push or clear (something) away with one's hand or an implement
“They were sitting quietly while I munched away, so that every slightest movement I made, even if it was only to brush the crumbs off the table, was somehow emphasized.”
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To apply a substance, coat or layer with a brush
Brush the paint onto your paper or cardboard scrap, applying it evenly.”
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To touch or come into contact with lightly and typically fleetingly
“Suddenly, Larken felt icy fingers brush against her face and neck.”
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To arrange (one's hair) by running a brush through it
“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 move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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“He would brush past a photograph on the wall, a souvenir framed lovingly but hung somewhere it could be hurried past without even a glance.”
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To clean by sweeping
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To rub or scour something with force, typically to clean or polish it
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To make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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To hold hair and comb it towards the head, thus giving it a bushier look
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To scrape or wear away by friction
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To be connected with
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To apply a substance to a surface
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