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Noun


1. brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket, vegetation, flora, botany

usage: a dense growth of bushes

2. brush, implement

usage: an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle

3. brush, light touch, touch, touching

usage: momentary contact

4. brush, electrical device

usage: conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor

5. brush, tail

usage: a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)

6. brush, clash, encounter, skirmish, fight, fighting, combat, scrap

usage: a minor short-term fight

7. brush, brushing, dental care

usage: the act of brushing your teeth; "the dentist recommended two brushes a day"

8. brush, brushing, hair care, haircare, hairdressing

usage: the act of brushing your hair; "he gave his hair a quick brush"

9. brush, contact

usage: 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"

Verb


1. brush, rub

usage: rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"

2. brush, touch

usage: touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"

3. brush, clean, make clean

usage: clean with a brush; "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"

4. brush, sweep, move

usage: sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"

5. brush, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove with or as if with a brush; "brush away the crumbs"; "brush the dust from the jacket"; "brush aside the objections"

6. brush, cover

usage: cover by brushing; "brush the bread with melted butter"

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