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Definition of "brush" []

  • A device consisting of bristles fastened into a handle, used in scrubbing, polishing, or painting. (noun)
  • The act of using this device. (noun)
  • A light touch in passing; a graze. (noun)
  • An instance of contact with something undesirable or dangerous: a brush with the law; a brush with death. (noun)
  • A bushy tail: the brush of a fox. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brush" in a sentence
  • "Lemme brush it awf. *brush brush, brush brush* It doan’t kum awf."
  • "_His_ gilding is one part gold to eleven other parts of brass and rubbish, and it has been laid on him with a brush -- _a brush_ -- pah! of course he will be as black as a crock in a few years 'time, whilst I am as bright as when I first was made, and, unless I am burnt as my Cordova burnt its heretics, I shall shine on forever. ""
  • "A few days before their arrival, Nelson had had what he called a brush with the enemy."