"brush" Definition

Definitions for the word "brush" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
1 implement with bristles, hair, wire, etc. Set into a block, for cleaning, painting, arranging the hair, etc. 2 act of brushing. 3 (usu. Foll. By with) short esp. Unpleasant encounter. 4 fox''s bushy tail. 5 piece of carbon or metal as an electrical contact esp. With a moving part. 6 = *brushwood 2. v. 1 sweep, scrub, treat, or tidy with a brush. 2 remove or apply with a brush. 3 graze in passing. brush aside dismiss curtly or lightly. Brush off dismiss abruptly. Brush up 1 clean up or smarten. 2 revise (a subject). [french]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
a fox’s tail, a house-painter. Also a scrimmage.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
3. slang
or BRUSH-OFF, to run away, or move on quickly.—_Old Cant._
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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