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Meaning & Definition of Brush in English

English

Brush

/brəʃ/

noun

1. A dense growth of bushes

    synonym:
  • brush
  • ,
  • brushwood
  • ,
  • coppice
  • ,
  • copse
  • ,
  • thicket

2. An implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle

    synonym:
  • brush

3. Momentary contact

    synonym:
  • brush
  • ,
  • light touch

4. Conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor

    synonym:
  • brush

5. A bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)

    synonym:
  • brush

6. A minor short-term fight

    synonym:
  • brush
  • ,
  • clash
  • ,
  • encounter
  • ,
  • skirmish

7. The act of brushing your teeth

  • "The dentist recommended two brushes a day"
    synonym:
  • brush
  • ,
  • brushing

8. The act of brushing your hair

  • "He gave his hair a quick brush"
    synonym:
  • brush
  • ,
  • brushing

9. Contact with something dangerous or undesirable

  • "I had a brush with danger on my way to work"
  • "He tried to avoid any brushes with the police"
    synonym:
  • brush

verb

1. Rub with a brush, or as if with a brush

  • "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
    synonym:
  • brush

2. Touch lightly and briefly

  • "He brushed the wall lightly"
    synonym:
  • brush

3. Clean with a brush

  • "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
    synonym:
  • brush

4. Sweep across or over

  • "Her long skirt brushed the floor"
  • "A gasp swept cross the audience"
    synonym:
  • brush
  • ,
  • sweep

5. Remove with or as if with a brush

  • "Brush away the crumbs"
  • "Brush the dust from the jacket"
  • "Brush aside the objections"
    synonym:
  • brush

6. Cover by brushing

  • "Brush the bread with melted butter"
    synonym:
  • brush

Examples of using

Most people brush their teeth at least two times a day.
How often do you brush your teeth?
Go brush your teeth.