brushed brushed  /b ˈrəʃt/


  1. (adj) touched lightly in passing; grazed against
  2. (adj) (of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush
  3. (adj) (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing



  1. Next day Liu's name was brushed on the wall newspaper at the Public Security Station.
  2. Gauleiter Franz Hofer of Tirol was brushed by the wings of victory.
  3. But the 22-year-old Albert, as roguishly independent in his personal life as he would be in his science, brushed off Mutti's agitated words and continued the romance.


  1. Bay Area baseball: Dodgers get to Romo in 4-1 win; Gaudin strong in return

    Sergio Romo sat with his head hidden in his locker as reporters entered the home clubhouse following the Giants' 4-1 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday. Romo, the losing pitcher of record in the game, then dressed quickly and brushed past media without comment on his way out the door.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

  2. Bartoli Dances to Victory Over Lisicki at Wimbledon

    Marion Bartoli danced in the locker room before the Wimbledon final, and ended up playing her best match of the tournament as she brushed aside Sabine Lisicki to clinch France’s first major tennis championship in seven years.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "Unfortunately, a lady was stood by and I accidentally brushed her with my foot. I apologised profusely and went back to make sure she was OK," said Ferdinand, who captained England in their last match, a friendly in France last month. "I...
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: Rio Ferdinand Source: Scotsman

  2. "That was the first day I had to walk in and meet him," Vick said. "I had to go through that with him, and he brushed it off, and we talked about family and football and what I needed to do to get ready. That was very uplifting to me."
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Michael Vick Source:

  3. "Issues of political prisoners, freedom of speech and democracy are important, and can't simply be brushed aside," Mr Obama said.
    on Apr 19, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: BBC News

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