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Brush meaning

brush - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. touch lightly and briefly; " He brushed the wall lightly"
  2. 2. clean with a brush; " She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
  3. 3. An instrument composed of bristles, or other like material, set in a suitable back or handle, as of wood, bone, or ivory, and used for various purposes, as in removing dust from clothes, laying on colors, etc. Brushes have different shapes and names according to their use; as, clothes brush, paint brush, tooth brush, etc.
  4. 4. The bushy tail of a fox.
  5. 5. A tuft of hair on the mandibles.
  6. 6. Branches of trees lopped off; brushwood.
  7. 7. A thicket of shrubs or small trees; the shrubs and small trees in a wood; underbrush.
  8. 8. A bundle of flexible wires or thin plates of metal, used to conduct an electrical current to or from the commutator of a dynamo, electric motor, or similar apparatus.
  9. 9. The act of brushing; as, to give one's clothes a brush; a rubbing or grazing with a quick motion; a light touch; as, we got a brush from the wheel as it passed.
  10. 10. A skirmish; a slight encounter; a shock or collision; as, to have a brush with an enemy.
  11. 11. A short contest, or trial, of speed.
  12. 12. To apply a brush to, according to its particular use; to rub, smooth, clean, paint, etc., with a brush.
  13. 13. To touch in passing, or to pass lightly over, as with a brush.
  14. 14. To move nimbly in haste; to move so lightly as scarcely to be perceived; as, to brush by.
  15. 15. In Australia, a dense growth of vegetation in good soil, including shrubs and trees, mostly small.
  16. 16. To remove or gather by brushing, or by an act like that of brushing, or by passing lightly over, as wind; - commonly with off.
  17. 17. An implement of bristles, feathers, or the like; brushwood; a skirmish.
  18. 18. To move lightly.
  19. 19. To sweep.

brush - examples of usage

  1. But the caution of the hills made her back away noiselessly into the brush. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. A man might have stood in the brush as Jeffrey came carelessly along. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Then he glided into the brush and was lost to sight and hearing. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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