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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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References in periodicals archive ?
He has shoulder length, brushed back curly hair and a pale complexion.
The thief is described as white, in his early 20s, of slim build, around five feet five inches tall with smart brushed back black hair.
He described the man as having an Irish accent, white, with light brown short, brushed back hair, between 22 and 23 years, 5ft 11ins tall, of slim build, wearing a brown pullover and jeans.
The man is described as white, in his 40s, 5ft 7in tall, with brushed back brown hair.
He has dark hair, brushed back, and is about 5ft 8in to 6ft 2in tall.
She was 5ft 4in, had untidy mousy hair which was brushed back and was spotty around the mouth and chin area.
I suppose it must have been a surprise as I had my hair in that brushed back Teddy-boy style that John had gone back to wearing.
To a five-year-old,he was a giant of a man, with silver hair brushed back.
Martinez, sidelined since June 15 with a torn right rotator cuff, brushed back fear last week with a 62-pitch, 41-strike scoreless performance against the Lancaster JetHawks in his second rehabilitation start with Single-A San Bernardino.
Heather tipped water over her head in court but Shackleton, pictured left, just brushed back her hair and walked out.
The attacker is in his mid-20s, 5ft 8in, with a slim build and with mousey-coloured brushed back hair.
One of the men was white with a suntanned complexion, around 30 years old, 5ft 9in-10in tall, medium build with black hair cut short at the back and sides and brushed back on top with gel, a round face and clean shaven.
The first is aged 20 to 30, around 5ft 1in tall, with short, straight, dark brown hair brushed back.
That is an impressive resume for someone who once used to live with Helen Daniels and had an island of hair which he brushed back in an attempt to join it to the mainland of his barnet.
He has grey, wiry hair which was short and brushed back from his face.