plural of brush
as in encounters
a brief clash between enemies or rivals the two advance parties had a brush, but no one was wounded

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brushes

2 of 3

verb (1)

present tense third-person singular of brush

brushes

3 of 3

verb (2)

present tense third-person singular of brush

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“Brushes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brushes. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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