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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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BEIRUT: The Tourist Police have handed out 595 citations against violators since the country's anti-smoking law went into effect earlier this year, brushing off suggestions that the authorities were lax in implementation.
Oh, it's the humourless of the nation grinding their teeth as they watch "the long-haired loafer" swan about his patch of heaven, digging up carrots and breathlessly brushing off his spuds.
JOSE Reina's ability to brush off mistakes was the key to him brushing off West Ham's penalty kicks.
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.