brush Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "brush" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

brushnoun

 us   /brʌʃ/

brush noun (TOOL)

[C] any of various utensils consisting of hairs or fibers arranged in rows or grouped together, attached to a handle, and used for smoothing the hair, cleaning things, painting, etc.: I need a better brush for my hair. [C] Brush is often used as a combining form: hairbrush toothbrush paintbrush

brush noun (BUSHES)

[U] low, dense bushes that grow on open land: The river banks were covered with brush.

brush noun (TOUCH)

[C usually sing] A brush with something or someone is a close and usually unpleasant meeting: The subway system has survived several brushes with bankruptcy.

brushverb

 us   /brʌʃ/

brush verb (TOUCH)

[I/T] to touch something lightly: [T] A warm gust of wind brushed my cheek. [I] The cat brushed against my leg.

brush verb (TOOL)

[T] to remove or improve the appearance of something using your hand or a brush: She brushed a strand of hair from her face. She brushed her hair.brush your teeth To brush your teeth is to clean them using a small brush and toothpaste .
(Definition of brush from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of brush?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “brush” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
follow

If you follow a particular person on Twitter� (= a website where people can publish short remarks or pieces of information), you choose to see the messages that that person posts (= publishes) on the website.

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More