2 he gave the seat a brush with the back of his hand
clean, sweep, wipe, dust, mop
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4 she brushed a wisp of hair away from her face
push, move, sweep, clear, clean, remove
brush something aside
- she brushed aside his repeated warningsoverlook, pay no attention to, take no notice of, refuse to acknowledge, neglect, think no more of, forget about, have no time for, shut one's eyes to, turn a blind eye to, turn a deaf ear to;reject, spurn, flout;
brush someone off
- he scrambled up to help her, but she brushed him offignore, disregard, snub, cut, cut dead, turn one's back on, give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, look right through, freeze out;informalknock back, give the brush-off, give the heave-ho, give someone their marching orders, give someone their walking papers, tell someone to get lostBritish informalgive someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin offNorth American informalgive someone the airarchaicforsake
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