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Jul
28
2016

brandish

braen dihsh

transitive verb
1.  to wave or shake (something such as a weapon) in a threatening or agitated manner.
They stormed into the bank brandishing their guns.
The protesters chanted and brandished their placards.

2.  to display in a showy or aggressive manner; flaunt.
He strode into the room brandishing a new medal on his uniform.

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