What is the meaning of brush?


  • A dense growth of bushes.
  • An implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle.
  • Momentary contact.
  • Conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor.
  • A bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox. )
  • A minor short-term fight.
  • The act of brushing your teeth.
    • usage: "the dentist recommended two brushes a day"
  • The act of brushing your hair.
    • usage: "he gave his hair a quick brush"
  • Contact with something dangerous or undesirable.
    • usage: "I had a brush with danger on my way to work"; "he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"


  • Rub with a brush, or as if with a brush.
    • usage: "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
  • Touch lightly and briefly.
    • usage: "He brushed the wall lightly"
  • Clean with a brush.
    • usage: "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
  • Sweep across or over.
    • usage: "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
  • Remove with or as if with a brush.
    • usage: "brush away the crumbs"; "brush the dust from the jacket"; "brush aside the objections"
  • Cover by brushing.
    • usage: "brush the bread with melted butter"
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APAWordNet. (2010). brush. Retrieved October 17, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/brush/definitions/1188709
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "brush" http://smartdefine.org/brush/definitions/1188709 (accessed October 17, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, brush, Smart Define, viewed 17 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/brush/definitions/1188709>.
MLAWordNet. "brush" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/brush/definitions/1188709>
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