brandish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “brandish” in the English Dictionary

"brandish" in British English

See all translations

brandishverb [T]

uk   /ˈbræn.dɪʃ/  us   /ˈbræn.dɪʃ/
(Definition of brandish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brandish" in American English

See all translations

brandishverb [T]

 us   /ˈbræn·dɪʃ/
to ​wave something in the ​air in a ​threatening or ​excited way: He ​lookedsilly brandishing one of those ​Star Wars lightsabers.
(Definition of brandish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “brandish”
in Spanish blandir…
in Vietnamese vung vẩy…
in Malaysian mengayun-ayunkan…
in Thai แกว่ง…
in French brandir…
in German schwingen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 威胁(或兴奋)地挥舞…
in Turkish sallamak, savurmak…
in Russian размахивать…
in Indonesian mengacu-acukan, mengacungkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 威脅(或興奮)地揮舞…
in Polish wymachiwać…
What is the pronunciation of brandish?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

sample

a small amount of something that shows you what the rest is or should be like

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More