- 1 1.1 (for cleaning) cepillo (masculine) to be (as) daft as a brush (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] ser* un bobo, ser* un tonto del bote (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences1.2 (for hair) cepillo (masculine) 1.3
(paintbrush)pincel (masculine); (large) brocha (feminine) to be tarred with the same brush [colloquial/familiar] estar* cortados por la misma tijera or por el mismo patrón 1.4 (for drums) escobilla (feminine), plumilla (feminine)Example sentences1.5 (contact) escobilla (feminine)
- Don't comb with a bristle brush when your hair is wet, because it can pull hair out more quickly.
- In each case the slip was most likely applied with a brush or other implement, rather than being trailed in liquid form from a slip cup.
- She dipped it into the glass of water that was beside it and then put the bristles of the brush into the red paint that lay spilt on the floor.
- The sound is almost like brushes on a snare drum.
- A wide variety of drumsticks, including hard sticks, soft mallets, and brushes, is used.
- The bass on the piano was heavily distorted and the drum brushes were too heavy.
- Then there is a therapy service, Aftercare, to treat people who have been traumatised by their brief brush with fame.
- His brief brush with crime came early yesterday morning while he was attending the annual UWI Splash fête at Bowen Marine, Chaguaramas.
- After a brief brush with academia, he slipped into the life of a freelance writer, producing company histories, TV scripts and a bit of Emmerdale.
- 2 (of fox) cola (feminine)Example sentences
- Shortly after the tragic incident people started to notice that every night a large fox with a black brush would come and lay across the old woman's grave.
- But the tail, drooping down the side of the shrine, is long and straight; and club-shaped at the tip, more like the brush of a fox than the curved tail of a dog, which is normally carried in an upright position rather than low down like that of a jackal, wolf, or fox.
- Not a muzzle or a brush of a fox is to be seen.
- 3 3.1 (act) I gave my hair/teeth a brush me cepillé el pelo/los dientes 3.2 (faint touch) roce (masculine) the brush of his lips el roce de sus labiosExample sentences3.3 (encounter) brush
- Stepping closer to carefully wind it around her shoulders, the light brush of his fingers against her skin was enough to send a shiver through her.
- She shut her eyes and wished Daiju and Suku were with her until she felt a light brush against her forehead.
- The car kept interpreting the lightest brush of foot against pedal as an invitation to perform an emergency stop.
withsth/sb roce (masculine) conalgo/algn I had a slight brush with the law tuve un pequeño roce or encontronazo con la justicia [colloquial/familiar] she has had several brushes with death ha visto la muerte de cerca en varias ocasiones
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
brush asideverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 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 downverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (British English/inglés británico) cepillar
brush off verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 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 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [dirt/mark] salir*, quitarse ([ al cepillarlo ])
brush pastverb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento he brushed past her on his way out of the door la rozó al pasar cuando salía por la puerta
brush up 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [colloquial/familiar] darle* un repaso a 1.2verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio to brush up