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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

brush1 English Thesaurus

a dustpan and brush

brush2 English Thesaurus

a haven of open spaces and thick brush

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-off English Thesaurus

she gave him a polite brush-off

broad-brush British & World English

Lacking in detail and finesse

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.

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 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 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

tar people with the same brush British & World English

Consider certain people to have the same faults

brush past in brush1 British & World English

Touch fleetingly and in passing

brush up on in brush1 British & World English

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

airbrush British & World English

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

brush someone/thing aside in brush1 British & World English

Dismiss someone or something curtly and confidently

brush someone/thing off in brush1 British & World English

Dismiss someone or something in an abrupt way

bottlebrush British & World English

A cylindrical brush for cleaning inside bottles

brushback British & World English

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

brushstroke British & World English

A mark made by a paintbrush drawn across a surface

brushwood British & World English

Undergrowth, twigs, and small branches

rigger brush in rigger1 British & World English

An artist’s long-haired sable brush

scrub brush in scrubbing brush British & World English

A hard brush for scrubbing floors

wire-brush in wire brush British & World English

Clean (something) with a wire brush

filbert brush in filbert British & World English

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

flogging brush in flogger British & World English

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

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

brush up (on) in brush1 English Thesaurus

I've been brushing up on my Italian

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 someone off in brush1 English Thesaurus

he scrambled up to help her, but she brushed him off

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

Consider certain people to have the same faults

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

brush something aside in brush1 English Thesaurus

she brushed aside his repeated warnings


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