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brush-up Line breaks: brush-up

Definition of brush-up in English:


[usually in singular] British
1An act of cleaning or smartening oneself or something up: he must want a wash and brush-up after the long journey
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  • The days took on a relaxing pattern: a reviving mug of tea on deck first thing, a wash and brush-up in the marina bathrooms or in the cramped shower on board, followed by breakfast in a cafe.
  • Five hours later I awoke for my trek to work via home and a wash and brush-up.
  • He told The Westmorland Gazette that a bit of a brush-up was needed to remove the brown layer of algae growing on Nelson's shell and restore the native British lobster to his usual colour scheme of blue, with orange claws.
1.1 [usually as modifier] An act of improving existing knowledge or skill in a particular area: a two-day brush-up course
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  • Students turn to community colleges for basic skills brush-up or new skills acquisition.
  • Reading this fast-paced, action-packed book written by Kalki did more than give me a thorough brush-up of my reading skills.
  • There was a quick brush-up on a few of the movements, and then a break before the concert started at 7: 30 pm.

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Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
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