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Meaning of “brush” - Learner’s Dictionary

brush

verb [T]     /brʌʃ/
A2 to use a brush to clean or tidy something: to brush your hair/teeth Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning and tidying places and things
brush sth away/off, etc
B2 to move something somewhere using a brush or your hand: He brushed the snow off his coat.Touching and feelingShowing affection
brush against/past sb/sth
B2 to lightly touch someone or something as you move past: He brushed past me as he went up the stairs.Touching and feelingShowing affection
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