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English definition of “brush sb/sth aside”

brush sb/sth aside

phrasal verb with brush     /brʌʃ/ verb
to refuse to consider something seriously because you feel that it is not important : She brushed their objections aside , saying " Leave it to me."Treating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention
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