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Synonyms for brush

Synonyms for brush

light and momentary contact with another person or thing

to make light and momentary contact with, as in passing

a brief, hostile exposure to or contact with something such as danger or opposition

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momentary contact

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conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor

a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)

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a minor short-term fight

the act of brushing your teeth

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the act of brushing your hair

contact with something dangerous or undesirable

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rub with a brush, or as if with a brush

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touch lightly and briefly

clean with a brush

sweep across or over

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remove with or as if with a brush

cover by brushing

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Brush away dirt from filter opening before removing cap .
The blood bay mare, deep red black with yellow, her mane in waves after we braided it, white blaze frosting her nose, and I took too long to comb her, patting her up under her belly the way a fourteen year old boy would do, and you snatched the brush away before I could get to cool her down with water, snatched her from my hands to your hands, from the soft wonder to a rough smack of a backhand as a threat, a backhand that beat a stallion until the white of its eyes came untied from the bone back of an eyeball's soft gel, and fear hit me the way tears light up like flames afraid to let themselves go when a child is made to know what animals must know, the beating down, blood and meat where spirit and song should be.
WE'VE decided now's the ideal time to brush away the cobwebs - literally
Perhaps it was this that showed fate how the lifeline still burned in me when the skinned hand moved to brush away a fly aimed unflinchingly skywards.
To get to the bottom of the mystery that how this simple method could be so successful from an evolutionary perspective, considering that bird feathers, for example, should be able to easily brush away any venom flowing along an open groove, they investigated the surface tension and viscosity of various snake venoms.
NUNEATON Town get their pre-season campaign under way tomorrow at home to Hinckley United with manager Kevin Wilkin expecting few fireworks as his squad look to brush away the cobwebs.
You might brush away that fact now but your arrogant clinging to power cannot go on for ever.
This was the player who once absentmindedly pulled his pants down on the field to brush away dirt after a slide.
The book, released to coincide with the bicentennial of the famous expedition to find a water route from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the US mainland, will reportedly help brush away the hype surrounding the event and give the reader an idea of how best to celebrate the occasion.
Pictures, clockwise from main: chefs make their way through the covers to get to their stations to prepare the thousands of meals they will cook every day; crowds amble between the courts on the first day of play; spectators customise their hats for the tournament; ground staff frantically brush away the rain from the covers so players can practise their game
It had been there quite a long time, and when I found it, I not only had to cut a bunch of brush away from it, I also had to kill a Copperhead snake in excess of 3 feet to get to it.
Wait an hour and then vacuum or brush away the salt.
This is the first step in a great "calculation" by Robert Kennedy that Steel introduces as follows: "Bobby had to transmute his brother, brush away his failures and omissions, and create a legend based on expectation.