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airbrush

noun [C] uk   /ˈeə.brʌʃ/  us   /ˈer-/

airbrush

verb [T] uk   /ˈeə.brʌʃ/  us   /ˈer-/
to use an airbrush to cover or improve the appearance of something: pictures of airbrushed models It's so obvious in the photo that her wrinkles have been airbrushed out (= removed from the photograph with an airbrush). to represent something as being different from how it really is: It's almost as if the revolutionary leaders have been airbrushed out of history (= ignored by the official version of history ).
Translations of “airbrush”
in Chinese (Traditional) (油漆或噴繪用的)噴槍,氣筆…
in Chinese (Simplified) (油漆或喷绘用的)喷枪,气笔…
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