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  Definition of brush
  1. 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"
  2. the act of brushing your hair; "he gave his hair a quick brush"
  3. the act of brushing your teeth; "the dentist recommended two brushes a day"
  4. a minor short-term fight
  5. an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
  6. conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
  7. momentary contact
  8. a dense growth of bushes
  9. remove with or as if with a brush; "brush away the crumbs"; "brush the dust from the jacket"; "brush aside the objections"
  10. touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"
  11. rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
  12. clean with a brush; "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
  13. cover by brushing; "brush the bread with melted butter"
  14. sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
Similar Words: brushing, clash, encounter, skirmish, light touch, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket, sweep

 

Hyponyms: contretemps, bottlebrush, bristle brush, clothesbrush, hairbrush, nailbrush, paintbrush, sable, sable brush, sable's hair pencil, scrub brush, scrubbing brush, scrubber, shaving brush, toothbrush, brake, canebrake, spinney, underbrush, undergrowth, underwood, graze, crease, rake, flick

 

Grouped Verbs: sweep, sail

 

Part Meronyms: generator, electric motor

 

Derivational Morphology: skirmish, meet, encounter, play, take on, light touch, sweep

 

Anagrams: shrub

 

Language Translations:
Breton: broust and broustañ   Catalan: raspall  
Danish: børste   Dutch: borstel and borstelen  
Estonian: pintsel   French: brosse and brosser  
German: Bürste and putzen   Hebrew: להבריש and מברשת  
Icelandic: ("paint-") pensill   Ido: brosar  
Indonesian: sikat   Italian: scopa and scopare  
Japanese: はけ and 磨く   Novial: brose  
Romanian: peria and perie   Russian: щётка  
Serbian: očetkati and četka   Slovene: čopič  
Slovenian: umiti   Spanish: cepillar and cepillo  
Swedish: borsta and borste   Telugu: కుంచె  
 
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