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English definition of “brush”

brush

noun (TOOL)    /brʌʃ/
A2 [C] an object with short pieces of stiff hair , plastic , or wire fixed into a base or handle , used for cleaning , tidying the hair , or painting : I can't find my brush, but I still have my comb . You'll need a stiff brush to scrape off the rust . a clothes brush a scrubbing (US scrub ) brush a pastry brushEquipment used for cleaningCare for the hairPainting and drawing materials A2 [C] used as a combining form : a hairbrush a toothbrush a paintbrush Painting and drawing materialsEquipment used for cleaningCare for the hair B2 [S] mainly UK an act of cleaning with a brush: These shoes need a good brush. Don't forget to give your hair a brush before you go out.Cleaning and tidying places and things
(Definition of brush noun (TOOL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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