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brush1 British & World English

An implement with a handle and a block of bristles, hair, or wire, used especially for cleaning, applying a liquid or powder to a surface, or arranging the hair

brush2 British & World English

Undergrowth, small trees, and shrubs

brush-off British & World English

A rejection or dismissal of someone by treating them as unimportant

brush-up British & World English

An act of cleaning or smartening oneself or something up

lip brush British & World English

A small brush designed for applying lipstick

brush past in brush1 British & World English

Touch fleetingly and in passing

brush past British & World English

Touch fleetingly and in passing

brush fire British & World English

A fire in brush or scrub

brush wolf British & World English

North American term for coyote.

broad-brush British & World English

Lacking in detail and finesse

dandy brush British & World English

A coarse brush used for grooming a horse

nail brush British & World English

A small brush designed for cleaning the fingernails and toenails

wire brush British & World English

A brush with tough wire bristles for cleaning hard surfaces

brush-turkey British & World English

A large mound-building bird of the megapode family, resembling a turkey and found mainly in New Guinea

brush someone/thing off in brush1 British & World English

Dismiss someone or something in an abrupt way

brush up on in brush1 British & World English

Improve one’s existing knowledge or skill in a particular area

brush up on British & World English

Improve one’s existing knowledge or skill in a particular area

brush discharge British & World English

A broad electrical discharge from a conductor occurring when the potential difference is high but not sufficient for a spark or arc

dragging brush British & World English

another term for flogger.

scrubbing brush British & World English

A hard brush for scrubbing floors

brush someone/thing aside in brush1 British & World English

Dismiss someone or something curtly and confidently

brush someone/thing aside British & World English

Dismiss someone or something curtly and confidently

brush someone/thing off British & World English

Dismiss someone or something in an abrupt way

Dean, Howard Brush III British & World English

(1948-), US politician and physician. After being a six-term governor of Vermont 1981–2003 and running unsuccessfully for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, he served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee 2005–09

airbrush British & World English

An artist’s device for spraying paint by means of compressed air

brushback British & World English

A pitch aimed close to the body so that the batter must step back to avoid it

brushwood British & World English

Undergrowth, twigs, and small branches

tar people with the same brush in tar1 British & World English

Consider certain people to have the same faults

tar people with the same brush British & World English

Consider certain people to have the same faults

wire-brush in wire brush British & World English

Clean (something) with a wire brush

bottlebrush British & World English

A cylindrical brush for cleaning inside bottles

brushstroke British & World English

A mark made by a paintbrush drawn across a surface

scrub brush in scrubbing brush British & World English

A hard brush for scrubbing floors

rigger brush in rigger1 British & World English

An artist’s long-haired sable brush

flogging brush in flogger British & World English

A brush used in interior decorating to give a marbled or woodgrain effect

filbert brush in filbert British & World English

A brush with bristles forming a flattened oval head, used in oil painting

brushtail British & World English

A nocturnal and mainly tree-dwelling Australasian marsupial, which has a pointed muzzle and a furred tail with a naked tip

brush-tailed possum in brushtail British & World English

A nocturnal and mainly tree-dwelling Australasian marsupial, which has a pointed muzzle and a furred tail with a naked tip

woylie British & World English

A nocturnal rat-kangaroo that has a tail with a black crest of hair and a bushy tip, which it uses to carry nest material

brush-tailed bettong in woylie British & World English

A nocturnal rat-kangaroo that has a tail with a black crest of hair and a bushy tip, which it uses to carry nest material

brush1 English Thesaurus

a dustpan and brush

brush2 English Thesaurus

a haven of open spaces and thick brush

brush English-Spanish

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brush-off English Thesaurus

she gave him a polite brush-off

brush-off English-Spanish

to give sb the brush-off

brush-up English-Spanish

to have a wash and brush-up

broad-brush English-Spanish

no detallado, generalista


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