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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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HAVING spent much of his first season brushing aside older and supposedly wiser players, Everton's Wayne Rooney was given a dose of his own medicine yesterday.
Brushing aside calls from concerned citizens to oust Agricultural Commissioner Earl McPhail, Ventura County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously awarded him a sixth four-year contract.
MUNSTER preserved their unbeaten home record in the Heineken Cup by brushing aside Stade Francais 27-10, helped by five second-half penalties from Ireland fly-half Ronan O'Gara.
Since I was born I wanted to be in the family business,'' Barrymore said, brushing aside tears.
Brushing aside Democratic requests that he force the Republicans to put forward their own budget proposal, Clinton urged negotiators to conclude an agreement ``sooner rather than later.
But most of the world's population, brushing aside the purists' objections, seems bent on celebrating the event a year early, giving promoters of millennium parties a chance to make money twice.
The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Alan Greenspan to a third term as chairman of the Federal Reserve on Thursday, brushing aside arguments from a few Democrats that he had held back economic growth by focusing too narrowly on fighting inflation.
I am sure that I will be victorious,'' Yeltsin declared in brushing aside a question about his leading opponent, Communist Party candidate Gennady Zyuganov.