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  • n  a dense growth of bushes
  • n  an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
  • n  momentary contact
  • n  conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
  • n  a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)
  • n  a minor short-term fight
  • n  the act of brushing your teeth
    the dentist recommended two brushes a day
  • n  the act of brushing your hair
    he gave his hair a quick brush
  • n  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
  • v  rub with a brush, or as if with a brush
    Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket
  • v  touch lightly and briefly
    He brushed the wall lightly
  • v  clean with a brush
    She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet
  • v  sweep across or over
    Her long skirt brushed the floor
  • v  remove with or as if with a brush
    brush away the crumbs
    brush the dust from the jacket
    brush aside the objections
  • v  cover by brushing
    brush the bread with melted butter

  • Take a break from that ice cream to brush.
  • The Sonicare FlexCare brush comes with a charging station, a pair of brush heads (standard and compact), three brushing modes (clean, sensitive and "massage") and a pair of timed .
  • HOW IT WORKS: The brush holds a packet of special Crest formula, designed to liquefy in your mouth as you brush.
News & Articles


  • Chris Bosh in The Associated Press
    It's just become part of my life, a part of my everyday life,Bosh said. "It's like you brush your teeth every day. That's how it is for me. I know as soon as I walk out the door, somebody is going to ask me something about where I'm going...
  • Barack Obama in Los Angeles Times
    Asked about the former president's "war on terror" terminology, Obama said: "We cannot paint with a broad brush a faith as a consequence of the violence that is done in that faith's name."
  • Rio Ferdinand in Scotsman
    For the people who say ...... well I've heard people say that I don't really care about this too much and I just brush it off my shoulders. Those people don't know me. Because this thing regarding USC and the NCAA is to me the closest thing to... Reggie Bush Los Angeles Times (blog) Jun 16, 2010 13147 17892 brushed 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...

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