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brushes, plural;
  1. Remove (dust or dirt) by sweeping or scrubbing
    • - we'll be able to brush the mud off easily
    • - he brushed himself down
  2. Use a brush or one's hand to remove dust or dirt from (something)
    • - she brushed down her best coat
  3. Clean (one's teeth) by scrubbing with a brush

  4. Arrange (one's hair) by running a brush through it

  5. Apply a liquid to (a surface) with a brush
    • - brush the potatoes with oil
  6. Apply (a liquid or substance) to a surface
    • - brush on a floor enamel for a long-lasting base coat
  7. Touch lightly and gently
    • - stems of grass brush against her legs
  8. Touch fleetingly and in passing
    • - she brushed past him to leave the room
  9. Push (something) away with a quick movement of the hand
    • - she brushed a wisp of hair away from her face
  10. Dismiss (something) curtly and confidently
    • - people brushed aside the possibility of imminent war
  11. Dismiss in an abrupt, contemptuous way
    • - the state brushed off the idea as something that would never happen
  1. Undergrowth, small trees, and shrubs

  2. Land covered with such growth

  3. Cut brushwood

  1. rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
  2. a dense growth of bushes
  3. an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
  4. touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"
  5. momentary contact
  6. conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
  7. The term brush refers to devices with bristles, wire or other filaments, used for cleaning, grooming hair, make up, painting, surface finishing and for many other purposes.
  8. An implement consisting of multiple more or less flexible bristles or other filaments attached to a handle, used for any of various purposes including cleaning, painting, and arranging hair; A piece of conductive material, usually carbon, serving to maintain electrical contact between the ...
  9. (brushed) rubbed, especially as a finish
  10. (Brushed) This finish comes with a matte finish but with a slight texture of fine lines on the surface. This finish is sometimes referred to as a satin finish as well.
  11. The brushed effect is part of the post-treatment process. The thighs and backsides of jeans are scrubbed with an electrical brush that blurs sharp edges and creates a naturally worn look.
  12. (BRUSHED) a coin rubbed with a wire brush resulting in heavy lines which disrupt luster and surface metal flow.
  13. (Brushed) A type of electric motor employing a rotating armature (also called a ‘rotor’) that gets its power through a set of small contacts called “brushes”. These brushes remain stationary and ride on a portion of the rotating armature called the “commutator”. ...
  14. (Brushed) After honing the stone is wire brushed, giving a consistent textured finish.
  15. (Brushed) An ageing process which generates a smoother and worn appearance to certain types of stone. It is most commonly used on unfilled travertine and sandstone.
  16. (Brushed) Certain types of natural rind cheeses, cooked and uncooked varieties, have their rinds brushed during the period they spend ripening. ...
  17. (Brushed) When a horse either makes slight contact with a rival or has the contact initiated by another horse (similar to "bumped" but less severe).
  18. (Brushed) a manufacturing process applied to the timber to textures the surface, usually carried out by copper brushes.
  19. (Brushed) a technique used to produce pictographs that employs a brush to apply the paint, producing an image with tell-tale brush marks.
  20. (brushed) Brushes used to produce a napped surface in socks.
  21. (brushed) a method of modifying the surface of ceramic vessels by smoothing the still wet clay with a grass brush. This produces a heavily scored or striated appearance.
  22. (brushed) past participle adjective (fabric) gratté.
  23. (Brushes) Sliding electrical contacts used to provide a connection between the armature and the external circuit.
  24. (Brushes) are the two copper contacts that supply power to the commutator of the motor. These should be replaced regularly for optimal efficiency and motor life.
  25. (Brushes) A stick that is made of thin wires that fan out. The wires on a brush can be extended and hidden in the handle when not being played. Brushes give the drums a very unique feel to them. Brushes are often used for softer styles of music like Jazz and ballads. ...