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English definition of “brush off someone/something”

brush off someone/something

(not consider) phrasal verb with brush    /brʌʃ/ verb
to refuse to consider what someone says, or to not admit that something may be true or important : The committee chairman brushed her off when she tried to raise the issue . Ehrlich brushes off suggestions that he's spending taxpayer dollars for campaign ads .
(Definition of brush off someone/something (not consider) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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