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brush

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noun \ˈbrəsh\

Definition of brush

  1. 1 :  brushwood

  2. 2a :  scrub vegetationb :  land covered with scrub vegetation

Origin and Etymology of brush

Middle English brusch, from an Anglo-French form akin to Old French broce brushwood, Medieval Latin brusca


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brush

noun

Definition of brush

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

  2. 2 :  something resembling a brush: such asa :  a bushy tailb :  a feather tuft worn on a hat

  3. 3 :  an electrical conductor that makes sliding contact between a stationary and a moving part (as of a generator or a motor)

  4. 4a :  an act of brushingb :  a quick light touch or momentary contact in passing

Origin and Etymology of brush

Middle English brusshe, from an Anglo-French form akin to Middle French broisse


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brush

verb

Definition of brush

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to apply a brush tob :  to apply with a brush

  3. 2a :  to remove with passing strokes (as of a brush)b :  to dispose of in an offhand way :  dismiss brushed him off

  4. 3 :  to pass lightly over or across :  touch gently against in passing

brusher

noun

First Known Use of brush

15th century


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brush

noun

Definition of brush

  1. :  a brief encounter or skirmish a brush with disaster a brush with the law

Origin and Etymology of brush

Middle English brusche rush, hostile collision, from bruschen


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brush

verb

Definition of brush

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move lightly or heedlessly brushed past the well-wishers waiting to greet him

Origin and Etymology of brush

Middle English bruschen to rush, probably from Middle French brosser to dash through underbrush, from broce



BRUSH Defined for Kids

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brush

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noun \ˈbrəsh\

Definition of brush for Students

  1. 1 :  a tool made of bristles set in a handle and used for cleaning, smoothing, or painting

  2. 2 :  an act of smoothing or scrubbing with a brush

  3. 3 :  a light stroke a brush of the hand

  4. 4 :  a bushy tail


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brush

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verb

Definition of brush for Students

brushed

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brushing

  1. 1 :  to scrub or smooth with a brush Brush your hair.

  2. 2 :  to remove with or as if with a brush I brushed up the dirt.

  3. 3 :  to pass lightly across A twig brushed my cheek.


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brush

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noun

Definition of brush for Students

  1. 1 :  branches and twigs cut from trees

  2. 2 :  a heavy growth of small trees and bushes


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brush

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noun

Definition of brush for Students

  1. :  a brief fight or quarrel



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