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Verb
Present participle for 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
Present participle for to apply a substance, coat or layer with a brush
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Brush the paint onto your paper or cardboard scrap, applying it evenly.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to come into general physical contact with
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Present participle for to brush off or away, typically dirt or litter
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Present participle for to strike smartly or with a glancing blow
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Present participle for to spend time improving one's appearance, often in front of a mirror
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Present participle for to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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Present participle for to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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Present participle for to hold hair and comb it towards the head, thus giving it a bushier look
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Present participle for to touch, nudge or scrape lightly in passing
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Present participle for to scrape or wear away by friction
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(somewhat rare) Present participle for to strike or touch lightly
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Present participle for to cause (someone) amusement or pleasure
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Present participle for to quickly remove or take away
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Present participle for to give or add color to
Noun
A situation in which something is cleaned
Noun
The act of applying paint
Noun
The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another
Noun
An act of rubbing something
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