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Spanish translation of “brush”


noun /braʃ/
an object with bristles, wire, hair etc for cleaning, scrubbing etc a toothbrush He picked up the brush and began to sweep the floor. an act of brushing
He gave his coat a good brush.
a disagreement She had a slight brush with the law when a police officer stopped her for speeding. a bushy tail of a fox.
brush aside phrasal verb to pay no attention to She brushed aside my objections. brush away phrasal verb to wipe off She brushed away a tear. brush up phrasal verb (with on) to refresh one’s knowledge of (eg a language) 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.
(Definition of brush from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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