HyperDic: brush

English > 15 senses of the word brush:
NOUNgroupbrush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicketa dense growth of bushes
artifactbrushan implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
eventbrush, light touchmomentary contact
artifactbrushconducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
animalbrusha bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)
actbrush, clash, encounter, skirmisha minor short-term fight
actbrush, brushingthe act of brushing your teeth
actbrush, brushingthe act of brushing your hair
actbrushcontact with something dangerous or undesirable
VERBcontactbrushrub with a brush, or as if with a brush
contactbrushtouch lightly and briefly
contactbrushclean with a brush
motionbrush, sweepsweep across or over
changebrushremove with or as if with a brush
contactbrushcover by brushing
brush > pronunciation
Soundsbrah'sh
Rhymesblush ... underbrush: 17 rhymes with ahsh...
English > brush: 15 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA dense growth of bushes.
Synonymsbrushwood, coppice, copse, thicket
NarrowerbrakeAn area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
canebrakeA dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)
spinneyA copse that shelters game
underbrush, undergrowth, underwoodThe brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest / forest
Broadervegetation, flora, botanyAll the plant life in a particular region or period
Spanishboscaje, bosquecillo, bosquete, broza, floresta, maraña, matorral, monte bajo
Catalanboscam, boscany, boscatge, matollar, matoll
Adjectivesbrushycovered with or consisting of bushes or thickets
English > brush: 15 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle.
PartsbristleA stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament)
handle, grip, handgrip, holdThe appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
NarrowerbottlebrushA cylindrical brush on a thin shaft that is used to clean bottles
bristle brushA brush that is made with the short stiff hairs of an animal or plant
clothesbrushA brush used for cleaning clothing
hairbrushA brush used to groom a person's hair
nailbrushA brush used to clean a person's fingernails
paintbrushA brush used as an applicator (to apply paint)
sable, sable brush, sable's hair pencilAn artist's brush made of sable hairs
scrub brush, scrubbing brush, scrubberA brush with short stiff bristles for heavy cleaning
shaving brushA brush used to apply lather prior to shaving
toothbrushsmall brush
Broaderimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
Spanishbrocha, cepillo, escobilla, pincel
Catalanpinzell, raspall
Verbsbrushremove with or as if with a brush
brushrub with a brush, or as if with a brush
brushclean with a brush
English > brush: 15 senses > noun 3, event
Meaningmomentary contact.
Synonymlight touch
Broadertouch, touchingThe event of something coming in contact with the body / body
Spanishpincelada, roce, tacto ligero
Verbsbrushtouch lightly and briefly
English > brush: 15 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningconducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor.
Part ofelectric motorA motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
generatorengine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
Broaderelectrical deviceA device that produces or is powered by electricity
Spanishescobilla
Catalanescombreta
English > brush: 15 senses > noun 5, animal
MeaningA bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox).
BroadertailThe posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
English > brush: 15 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA minor short-term fight.
Synonymsclash, encounter, skirmish
NarrowercontretempsAn awkward clash
Broaderfight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
Spanishencuentro, enfrentamiento, escaramuza, refriega, riña, roce, trifulca, zalagarda
Catalanbatussa, escaramussa, topada, xoc
English > brush: 15 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of brushing your teeth.
Example"the dentist recommended two brushes a day"
Synonymbrushing
Broaderdental carecare for the teeth
Spanishcepillado
English > brush: 15 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe act of brushing your hair.
Example"he gave his hair a quick brush"
Synonymbrushing
Broaderhair care, haircare, hairdressingcare for the hair
Spanishcepillado
Catalanraspallada
English > brush: 15 senses > noun 9, act
Meaningcontact with something dangerous or undesirable.
Examples
  • "I had a brush with danger on my way to work"
  • "he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"
BroadercontactClose interaction
Spanishencontronazo, encuentro violento
English > brush: 15 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningrub with a brush, or as if with a brush.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
Entailed byteaseRaise the nap of (fabrics)
BroaderrubMove over something with pressure
Spanishcepillarse, cepillar
Catalanraspallar-se, raspallar
Nounsbrushan implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
English > brush: 15 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningtouch lightly and briefly.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
Example"He brushed the wall lightly"
Narrowerflicktouch or hit with a light, quick blow
graze, crease, rakescrape gently
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Similar tobrush, sweepsweep across or over
Spanishrozar
Catalanfregar
Nounsbrushmomentary contact
English > brush: 15 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningclean with a brush.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey brush the cape
Example"She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
Broaderclean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Similar tobrushRemove with or as if with a brush
Spanishcepillarse, cepillar
Catalanraspallar-se
Nounsbrushan implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
English > brush: 15 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningsweep across or over.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Her long skirt brushed the floor"
Synonymsweep
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar tobrushtouch lightly and briefly
sweep, sailMove with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
Spanishbarrer, extenderse
Catalanescombrar, estendre's
English > brush: 15 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningRemove with or as if with a brush.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "brush away the crumbs"
  • "brush the dust from the jacket"
  • "brush aside the objections"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Similar tobrushclean with a brush
Spanishapartar
Catalanapartar
Nounsbrushan implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
English > brush: 15 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningCover by brushing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey brush the bread with melted butter
Example"brush the bread with melted butter"
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered

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