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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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Photo: A researcher brushes off a wooden spear that was found near Hanover, Germany, in 1995 and has since been labeled 400,000 years old.
John brushes off most of Donner's attempts to forge a bond, but a touching friendship develops nonetheless, something that on a much slighter order reminds us of the relationship between Joe Buck and Ratzo Rizzo in ``Midnight Cowboy'' or the characters played by River Pheonix and Keanu Reeves in ``My Own Private Idaho.
Autry, a theater major and a Heisman finalist last season, brushes off his accomplishments the way he does tacklers.
And Jordan, the Chicago Bulls basketball star, brushes off charges by labor activists that Nike's line of Air Jordan athletic shoes are made under appalling conditions in Indonesian factories.
She brushes off criticism that these books won't rank among literary greats.