brush

Part of speech: verb

To use a brush on; sweep; touch or move lightly.

Part of speech: noun

An implement, as of bristles. for cleansing, smoothing, etc.

Part of speech: noun

The act of brushing.

Part of speech: noun

A thicket; wooded country; brushwood.

Part of speech: noun

A bushy object, as the tail of the fox.

Part of speech: noun

A smart skirmish; a dashing ride; chase.

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Usage examples "brush":

  1. I shall not use my brush for some time without thinking about it. - "Papers from Overlook-House", Casper Almore.
  2. I beg your pardon, madam; my brush touched your face. - "Peg Woffington", Charles Reade.
  3. There was a gravity, an earnestness in his speech which she could not lightly brush aside. - "The Vision of Desire", Margaret Pedler.