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Definition 1: a minor short-term fight - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for brush in the sense of this definition

(brush is a kind of ...) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

(... is a kind of brush ) an awkward clash

"he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman"

Definition 2: the act of brushing your hair - [noun denoting act]

Samples where brush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave his hair a quick brush

Synonyms for brush in the sense of this definition

(brush is a kind of ...) care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair

Definition 3: the act of brushing your teeth - [noun denoting act]

Samples where brush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dentist recommended two brushes a day

Synonyms for brush in the sense of this definition

(brush is a kind of ...) care for the teeth

Definition 4: contact with something dangerous or undesirable - [noun denoting act]

Samples where brush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I had a brush with danger on my way to work
  • he tried to avoid any brushes with the police

(brush is a kind of ...) close interaction

"they kept in daily contact" "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"

Definition 5: a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox) - [noun denoting animal]

(brush is a kind of ...) the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

Definition 6: an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle - [noun denoting artifact]

(brush is a kind of ...) instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

(... is a kind of brush ) a brush used to apply lather prior to shaving

(... is a kind of brush ) a brush with short stiff bristles for heavy cleaning

(... is a kind of brush ) an artist's brush made of sable hairs

(... is a kind of brush ) a brush used as an applicator (to apply paint)

(... is a kind of brush ) a brush used to clean a person's fingernails

(... is a kind of brush ) a cylindrical brush on a thin shaft that is used to clean bottles

(... is a kind of brush ) a brush used to groom a person's hair

(... is a kind of brush ) a brush used for cleaning clothing

(... is a kind of brush ) a brush that is made with the short stiff hairs of an animal or plant

(... is a kind of brush ) small brush; has long handle; used to clean teeth

(brush is a part of ...) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

"he grabbed the hammer by the handle" "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

(brush is a part of ...) a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic

Definition 7: conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor - [noun denoting artifact]

(brush is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

(... is part of brush) a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work

(... is part of brush) engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction

Definition 8: momentary contact - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for brush in the sense of this definition

(brush is a kind of ...) the event of something coming in contact with the body

"he longed for the touch of her hand" "the cooling touch of the night air"

Definition 9: a dense growth of bushes - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for brush in the sense of this definition

(brush is a kind of ...) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

(... is a kind of brush ) an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant

(... is a kind of brush ) a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)

(... is a kind of brush ) a copse that shelters game

(... is a kind of brush ) the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest

Definition 10: remove with or as if with a brush - [verb of change]

Samples where brush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • brush away the crumbs
  • brush the dust from the jacket
  • brush aside the objections

(brush is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(brush has a similar meaning as ...) clean with a brush

"She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"

Definition 11: touch lightly and briefly - [verb of contact]

Samples where brush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He brushed the wall lightly

(brush is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(... is a kind of brush ) scrape gently

"graze the skin"

(... is a kind of brush ) touch or hit with a light, quick blow

"flicked him with his hand"

(brush has a similar meaning as ...) sweep across or over

"Her long skirt brushed the floor" "A gasp swept cross the audience"

Definition 12: rub with a brush, or as if with a brush - [verb of contact]

Samples where brush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket

(brush is a kind of ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

Definition 13: clean with a brush - [verb of contact]

Samples where brush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet

(brush is a kind of ...) make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

"Clean the stove!" "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

(brush has a similar meaning as ...) remove with or as if with a brush

"brush away the crumbs" "brush the dust from the jacket" "brush aside the objections"

Definition 14: cover by brushing - [verb of contact]

Samples where brush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • brush the bread with melted butter

(brush is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 15: sweep across or over - [verb of motion]

Samples where brush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her long skirt brushed the floor
  • A gasp swept cross the audience

Synonyms for brush in the sense of this definition

(brush is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(brush has a similar meaning as ...) touch lightly and briefly

"He brushed the wall lightly"

(brush has a similar meaning as ...) move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions

"The diva swept into the room" "Shreds of paper sailed through the air" "The searchlights swept across the sky"

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