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brush

noun
 
 
/brʌʃ/
TOOL [C] A2 an object made of short, thin pieces of plastic, wire, etc fixed to a handle and used to tidy hair, to clean, to paint, etc: a stiff wire brushEquipment used for cleaningPainting and drawing materials
ACTION [no plural] the action of using a brush: I need to give my hair a quick brush.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning and tidying places and things
the brush of sth the feeling of something touching you lightly: She felt the brush of his lips against her cheek.Touching and feelingShowing affection
a brush with sth an experience in which something unpleasant happens or almost happens: a brush with deathExperiencing and suffering
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