brandish brandish  /b ˈræn dɪʃ/


  1. (v) exhibit aggressively
  2. (n) the act of waving
  3. (v) move or swing back and forth



  1. Some locals brandish grainy pictures of what could be anything from a log to a boat, and swear it is evidence of the outsize serpent.
  2. In a reference to the Ben-Hur chariot race, they brandish hubcap spear hooks to disable their opponent's vehicle.
  3. Followers of Dalit leader Guru Ravi Das Sabha brandish swords, steel rods and bamboo sticks during a protest in Amritsar, India, on May 25, 2009.


  • Court says jury should have final say in minimums

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a jury should have the final say on facts that can trigger mandatory minimum sentences in criminal trials. The high court on Monday overturned the sentencing in Allen Alleyne's case in a 5-4 judgment. He was convicted of robbery and firearm possession in Richmond, Va. The jury said Alleyne's accomplice did not brandish a weapon, but the judge said he did ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. The Iranian leader added: "I have said that the US government and its allies are mistaken if they think they can brandish the stick of resolution and then sit down to talk with us, such a thing will not happen," AFP news agency reports.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Accra Daily Mail

  2. "It will be very dependent on visual effects," Polanski told trade magazine Variety. "I don't like to brandish effects, but the truth is that there have been a lot. Pianist had about 200 CGI effects and Oliver Twist had at least 400. It's...
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Roman Polanski Source:

  3. "It is okay if Sikhs brandish swords but I am taken to task if I just mention about it (sword)," said Raj, whose anti-north Indian remarks have invited police action and widespread criticism.
    on Jun 22, 2008 By: Raj Thackeray Source:

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