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Dictionary definition for: Brush

1. (n) a dense growth of bushes

2. (v) rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"

3. (n) an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle

4. (v) touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"

5. (n) momentary contact

6. (v) clean with a brush; "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"

7. (n) conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor

8. (v) sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor" "A gasp swept cross the audience"

9. (n) a minor short-term fight

10. (v) remove with or as if with a brush; "brush away the crumbs" "brush the dust from the jacket" "brush aside the objections"

11. (n) the act of brushing your teeth; "the dentist recommended two brushes a day"

12. (v) cover by brushing; "brush the bread with melted butter"

13. (n) the act of brushing your hair; "he gave his hair a quick brush"

14. (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"

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