brushing brushing  /b ˈrə ʃɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of brushing your teeth
  2. (n) the act of brushing your hair

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • The episode showed Clinton and his aides acting hastily, naively and cavalierly in brushing aside Baird's early warning that she had employed two undocumented Peruvians in her home.

News

  1. First-of-their-Kind Vitamints Play Double-Duty: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements in a Breath Mint

    NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Make the bed, go to the gym, pack lunch while brushing teeth, put gas in the car while checking emails, get to work or school on time. When scrambling to get ready, ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Hispanic boy responds to racist reaction over National Anthem

    An 11-year-old An Antonio boy is brushing off a rash of racist comments following his performance of the National Anthem at game three of the NBA finals Tuesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KSLA-TV Shreveport

  3. Dr. Kanani, Woodland Hills Dentist: Tongue Brushing May Be as Important as Tooth Brushing

    According to an April 1, 2013 issue of Examiner.com, it's easy to think that all dental problems would be solved by just brushing and flossing the teeth, but that may be only half the issue. Woodland Hills dentist Dr. Kanani says that tongue brushing is an often-neglected aspect of oral care that can lead to large dentist bills. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito said, "Brushing aside inconvenient precedent, the (majority) arms public educational institutions with a handy weapon for suppressing the speech of unpopular groups - groups to which, as Hastings candidly puts...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "Over the years I must have spent thousands of hours silently brushing on the liquid coatings, preparing each sheet in anticipation of reaching the perfect print," Penn wrote in his own account of his career, "Passage: A Work Record."
    on Jun 17, 2005 By: Irving Penn Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. Mr Clifford praised Tweed for his unstinting support, commenting: "Jack has been incredible. He has been nursing her every hour he is allowed to be there, brushing her teeth, holding her hand. For a 21-year-old to do what he has done is incredible....
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Max Clifford Source: WalesOnline

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