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brush off

Definition of brush off

  1. 1 :  to treat (something) as not important :  to refuse to deal with or talk about (something) in a serious way <The company brushed off reports that it couldn't pay its bills.>

  2. 2 :  to respond to (someone) in a rude way that shows a lack of interest in what is being asked for or suggested <I asked him for some help, but he just brushed me off.>



Word by Word Definitions

brushplay
  1. :  brushwood

    :  scrub vegetation

    :  land covered with scrub vegetation

  1. :  a device composed of bristles typically set into a handle and used especially for sweeping, smoothing, scrubbing, or painting

    : :  something resembling a brush: as

    :  a bushy tail

  1. :  to apply a brush to

    :  to apply with a brush

    :  to remove with passing strokes (as of a brush)

  1. :  a brief encounter or skirmish

  1. :  to move lightly or heedlessly

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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