Translation of "brush" - English-Spanish dictionary

brush

noun uk /brʌʃ/ us /brʌʃ/

A2 an object made of short, thin pieces of plastic, wire, etc. attached to a handle and used to arrange hair, to clean, or to paint

cepillo
a stiff wire brush
verb uk /brʌʃ/ us /brʌʃ/

A2 to use a brush to clean or tidy something

cepillar
to brush your hair/teeth

to lightly touch someone or something as you move past

rozar(se)
Charlotte brushed against him as she left the room.
brush something away, off, etc.

to move something somewhere using a brush or your hand

quitar algo
Jackie brushed the hair out of her eyes.
He stood up and brushed the dirt off his trousers.
He brushed away a tear.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “brush” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

brush

noun /braʃ/

an object with bristles, wire, hair etc for cleaning, scrubbing etc

cepillo
He picked up the brush and began to sweep the floor.

an act of brushing

cepilladura
He gave his coat a good brush.

a disagreement

roce
She had a slight brush with the law when a police officer stopped her for speeding.

a bushy tail of a fox.

hopo
brush aside phrasal verb

to pay no attention to

dejar de lado
She brushed aside my objections.
brush away phrasal verb

to wipe off

limpiar
She brushed away a tear.
brush up phrasal verb (with on)

to refresh one’s knowledge of (eg a language)

repasar, refrescar
He brushed up his Spanish before he went on holiday.
give ( get the brush-off)

to reject or be rejected abruptly

quitarse a alguien de encima, enviar a freír espárragos, mandar a alguien a paseo
She gave him the brush-off after he’d asked her out on a date.

(Translation of “brush” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)