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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 ?
Brush back all the hair that's above your ears and use bobby pins to keep locks in place (colorful or metallic pins are so right now).
"He said 'no, he's just seeing the brush up' and he pulled the brush back down and the dog stopped barking.
The perfect application technique for mascara is to begin at the roots and gently rock the brush back and forth to ensure a light, even application of the product and to separate the lashes, making them look longer and preventing the clogged up look.
Run a dry tissue over the hair, and push the hair of the brush back into place.
"Jackie Robinson came the closest to getting a hit," said the "Barber," so-called because of his brush back pitches.
Brush back and forth, not side to side, to avoid damage.