[ US /ˈbɹəʃ/ ]
[ UK /bɹˈʌʃ/ ]
  1. conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
  2. a dense growth of bushes
  3. an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
  4. the act of brushing your hair
    he gave his hair a quick brush
  5. 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
  6. momentary contact
  7. a minor short-term fight
  8. the act of brushing your teeth
    the dentist recommended two brushes a day
  9. a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)
  1. clean with a brush
    She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet
  2. remove with or as if with a brush
    brush away the crumbs
    brush the dust from the jacket
    brush aside the objections
  3. cover by brushing
    brush the bread with melted butter
  4. touch lightly and briefly
    He brushed the wall lightly
  5. rub with a brush, or as if with a brush
    Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket
  6. sweep across or over
    A gasp swept cross the audience
    Her long skirt brushed the floor
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How To Use brush In A Sentence

  • But I needed to know who it was so I pulled out a comb and brushed my hair forward a little and put it to the side.
  • Mix up pots of poster paint, and give your children a pot of paint in each colour, a couple of brushes and a glass of water.
  • Botanical species in this ancient ecosystem included sagebrush, bluegrass, sedges, and herbs.
  • They kept to the brush and trees, and invariably the man halted and peered out before crossing a dry glade or naked stretch of upland pasturage. War
  • Your upper arm should brush your ear. Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life
  • Remove all traces of rust with a small wire brush.
  • He drew with his brush in transparent glaze and build up form with multiple stokes.
  • Soon the seeds in the inflated seed cases of the yellow rattle will be hard and rattle at a brush.
  • Ditch your mascara, use your fingers rather than a brush and don't forget to smudge your lipstick. Times, Sunday Times
  • Brush the aubergines with oil, add salt and pepper, and bake till soft. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a heavy pan.
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