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brush

noun

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a brief clash between enemies or rivals
  • the two advance parties had a brush, but no one was wounded

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brush

verb (1)

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to move or proceed smoothly and readily
  • a pop star brushing past a crowd of autograph seekers

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brush

verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of brush (Entry 3 of 3)

to pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing
  • spiderwebs brushed her cheek as she walked through the basement

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The first known use of brush was in the 14th century

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“Brush.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brush. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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