Meaning of “brush” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /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 brush
ACTION [ no plural ]

the action of using a brush:

I need to give my hair a quick brush.
the brush of sth

the feeling of something touching you lightly:

She felt the brush of his lips against her cheek.
a brush with sth

an experience in which something unpleasant happens or almost happens:

a brush with death

(Definition of “brush noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)