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brush1

brush1

 
 
pronunciation:
bruhsh
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
brush up on
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tool made of stiff hairs or bristles that have been fastened to a handle. A brush is used for grooming, painting, or scrubbing.
 
similar words:
broom, paintbrush, toothbrush
definition 2: the act of using a brush.
Your hair needs one last brush before you have your picture taken.
synonyms:
flick, sweep
definition 3: a quick, light touch or short encounter.
She felt the brush of a moth against her cheek.We had a brush with danger.
synonyms:
encounter, graze
similar words:
kiss
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: brushed, brushes, brushing
definition 1: to use a brush on.
I brush my hair and my teeth every night.
 
synonyms:
stroke, sweep
similar words:
clean, cleanse, comb, paint, scrub, wash
definition 2: to lightly touch or move across.
When I crawled under the house, cobwebs brushed my face.
synonyms:
graze, stroke, sweep
similar words:
touch
definition 3: to remove with a light movement as if using a brush.
I brushed the dirt off my pants.
synonyms:
sweep
similar words:
flick, stroke, whisk
phrase: brush up on
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