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brush

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of brush

  1. a brief clash between enemies or rivals the two advance parties had a brush, but no one was wounded Synonyms of brush encounter, hassle, run-in, scrape, skirmishWords Related to brush argument, fight, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tiff; battle, brawl, fray, wrangle


brush

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of brush

  1. to move or proceed smoothly and readily a pop star brushing past a crowd of autograph seekers Synonyms of 1brush bowl, breeze, brush, coast, cruise, drift, glide, roll, sail, skim, slide, slip, stream, sweep, whiskWords Related to 1brush fly, race, rush, speedNear Antonyms of 1brush limp, lumber, plod, stumble, trudge; shamble, shuffle; stamp, stomp, stump, tramp; labor, toilAntonyms of 1brush flounder, struggle


brush

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of brush

  1. to pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing spiderwebs brushed her cheek as she walked through the basement Synonyms of 2brush graze, kiss, nudge, shave, skim Words Related to 2brush bump, contact, scrape, sideswipe, strike, sweep, swipe, touch; bounce, carom, glance, rebound, ricochet, skip; caress, cuddle, fondle, love, pat, pet, stroke; miss, skirt Near Antonyms of 2brush bang, bash, bump, clash, collide, crash, hit, impact, impinge, knock, punch, ram, slam, slap, smack, smash, swipe, thud, thwack, whack



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