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Pronunciation: /brʌʃ/

Translation of brush in Arabic:


  • 2 (act of brushing) كَنْس to give one's hair a quick brush مَشَّطَ شَعْرَهُ بِسُرْعةٍ
  • 3 (encounter) مُواجَهة a brush with death مُواجَهة مع المَوْتِ to have a brush with the law كانَتْ لَدَيْهِ مَشاكِلُ مع السُلْطةِ
  • 6 (fox's tail) [ ذَيْل الثَعْلَبِ ]

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1 (to sweep, clean) نَظَّفَ بِفُرْشاةٍ [clothes] [shoes] to brush one's hair مَشَّطَ شَعْرَهُ to brush one's teeth فَرَّشَ أَسْنانَهُ
  • 2 (with hands) كَنَّسَ (II) [the crumbs] [dirt]; رَفَعَ (stem vowel = a) (I) [one's hair] she brushed her hair out of her eyes رَفَعَتْ شَعْرَها عن عَيْنَيْها
  • 3 (to touch lightly) لَمَسَ بِرِفْقٍ [sb's face] [hand]
  • 4 (to apply liquid to) دَهَنَ بِفُرْشاةٍ [the meat] [pastry]

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • to brush against sth لامَسَ شَيْئاً بِرِفْقٍ to brush past sb احْتَكَّ جَسَدُهُ بِجَسَدِ شَخْصٍ أثناء مُرورِهِ

adjective/صفة (brushed)

  • 1 [aluminium] [steel] [ مَكْشوط ]

Phrasal verbs

brush aside

brush aside [sth/sb]brush [sth/sb] aside تَجاهَلَ [شَيْئاً \ شَخْصاً] [questions] [criticism] he brushed his attacker aside دَفَعَ المُعْتَدِيَ عَلَيْهِ جانِباً

brush away

brush away [sth]brush [sth] away مَسَحَ [شَيْئاً] [tears]; رَفَعَ [شَيْئاً] بِيَدِهِ [one's hair]

brush off

brush off [sth/sb]brush [sth/sb] off تَجاهَلَ [شَيْئاً \ شَخْصاً] [questions] [criticism]

brush up

brush [sth] up صَقَلَ [شَيْئاً] [skills] [knowledge]
to brush up on sth صَقَلَ شَيْئاً

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