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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 ?
Clean the fur by brushing off dirt and mud with a damp or dry cloth.
As lawn pest killers are no longer available, I have tried brushing off the dry casts with a besom and removing grass clippings.
Even as a lame duck, William Jefferson Clinton effortlessly assumes the swaggering stride of a mobster, brushing off questions any public servant is morally bound to answer.
Get rid of moss and lichen on walls to be painted by brushing off with a stiff wire brush, then apply a solution of one part household bleach to four parts water.
Summary: Sepp Blatter said Sunday he is confident of being re-elected president of FIFA when world football's ruling body votes on June 1, brushing off calls from his rival Mohammad bin Hammam to stand down over allegations of bribery facing FIFA officials.