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brush

 
Noun brush has 8 senses
  1. brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket - a dense growth of bushes
    --1 is a kind of vegetation, flora
    --1 has particulars:
     brake; canebrake; spinney; underbrush, undergrowth, underwood
  2. brush - an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
    --2 is a kind of
    implement
    --2 has parts: bristle; handle, grip, handgrip, hold
    --2 has particulars:
     bottlebrush; bristle brush; clothesbrush; hairbrush; nailbrush; paintbrush; sable, sable brush, sable's hair pencil; scrub brush, scrubbing brush, scrubber; shaving brush; toothbrush
    Derived forms: verb brush3, verb brush1, verb brush5
  3. brush, light touch - momentary contact
    --3 is a kind of touch, touching
    Derived form: verb brush2
  4. brush - conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
    --4 is a kind of
    electrical device
    --4 is a part of generator; electric motor
  5. brush, clash, encounter, skirmish - a minor short-term fight
    --5 is a kind of fight, fighting, combat, scrap
    --5 has particulars: contretemps
  6. brush, brushing - the act of brushing your teeth; "the dentist recommended two brushes a day"
    --6 is a kind of dental care
  7. brush, brushing - the act of brushing your hair; "he gave his hair a quick brush"
    --7 is a kind of hair care, haircare, hairdressing
  8. brush - contact with something dangerous or undesirable; "I had a brush with danger on my way to work"; "he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"
    --8 is a kind of
    contact
Verb brush has 6 senses
  1. brush - rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
    --1 is one way to
    rub
    Derived form: noun brush2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. brush - touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"
    --2 is one way to
    touch
    Derived form: noun brush3
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. brush - clean with a brush; "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
    --3 is one way to
    clean, make clean
    Derived form: noun brush2
    Sample sentence:
    They brush the cape
  4. brush, sweep - sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
    --4 is one way to move
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. brush - remove with or as if with a brush; "brush away the crumbs"; "brush the dust from the jacket"; "brush aside the objections"
    --5 is one way to
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Derived form: noun brush2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. brush - cover by brushing; "brush the bread with melted butter"
    --6 is one way to
    cover
    Sample sentence:
    They brush the bread with melted butter
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