There are 2 translations of brush in Spanish:

brush1

Pronunciation: /brʌʃ/

n

  • 3 c 3.1 (act) I gave my hair/teeth a brush me cepillé el pelo/los dientes 3.2 (faint touch) roce (m) the brush of his lips el roce de sus labios 3.3 (encounter) brush with sth/sb roce (m)con algo/algn I had a slight brush with the law tuve un pequeño roce or encontronazo con la justicia [familiar/colloquial] she has had several brushes with death ha visto la muerte de cerca en varias ocasiones

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 2 translations of brush in Spanish:

brush2

vt

  • 1.1 (clean, groom) [jacket/hair/teeth] cepillar brush the pastry with some beaten egg pinte la masa con huevo batido 1.2 (sweep) he brushed the crumbs off the table quitó las migas de la mesa 1.3 (touch lightly) rozar*

vi

  • to brush against sth/sb rozar* algo/a algn to brush with sth/sb [with law/authorities] tener* un roce or un encontronazo con algo/algn [familiar/colloquial] to brush with death ver* la muerte de cerca

Phrasal verbs

brush aside

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (push to one side) [person/obstacle] apartar 1.2 (ignore, disregard) [objection/complaint/suggestion] hacer* caso omiso de; [criticism] no darle* importancia a, pasar por alto

brush down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (BrE)

brush off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (clean off) [mud/hair] quitar (cepillando) 1.2 (dismiss, disregard) [advances/suggestions] no hacer* caso de, hacer* caso omiso de; [person] no hacerle* caso a 1.1v + adv [dirt/mark] salir*, quitarse (al cepillarlo)

brush past

v + prep + o
he brushed past her on his way out of the door la rozó al pasar cuando salía por la puerta

brush up

1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [colloquial/familiar] darle* un repaso a 1.2v + adv to brush up on sth darle* un repaso a algo

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Word of the day anteojeras
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Cultural fact of the day

A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.