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English definition of “brush off something”

brush off something

verb phrasal verb with brush  /brʌʃ/ us  


to clean something or make it neat by rubbing your hand over it: She stood up and brushed off her skirt.
(Definition of brush off something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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