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Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for a light and fleeting touch
“Moving into the room of faces, she soon felt a brush against her arm.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for a brief and rapid movement up and down or from side to side
Noun
Plural for brush
Noun
Plural for a small amount of something, especially a light coating or layer (such as of paint)
Noun
Plural for a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something
Noun
Plural for regions, districts and small settlements outside large urban areas
Noun
Plural for facial hair on human
Noun
Plural for the short, fine, soft hair of certain animals
Noun
Plural for a large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
Noun
Plural for a sweeping strike or blow
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.”
Verb
To apply a substance, coat or layer with a brush
Brush the paint onto your paper or cardboard scrap, applying it evenly.”
Verb
To touch or come into contact with lightly and typically fleetingly
“Suddenly, Larken felt icy fingers brush against her face and neck.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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 touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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To come into general physical contact with
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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 strike smartly or with a glancing blow
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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 give or add color to, especially with paint
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To apply a substance to a surface
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To stroke or touch, especially in a manner that causes laughter and twitching
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