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brush past sb

phrasal verb with brush uk   us   /brʌʃ/ verb
to walk quickly past someone, usually because you do not want to speak to them : Ignoring their protests, Newman brushed past the waiting reporters.
Translations of “brush past sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 從(某人)身邊徑直走過…
in Chinese (Simplified) 从(某人)身边径直走过…
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