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English definition of “brush”

brush

verb (TOUCH)    /brʌʃ/
B2 [I + adv/prep, T] to touch (something) quickly and lightly or carelessly: Charlotte brushed against him (= touched him quickly and lightly with her arm or body) as she left the room. His lips gently brushed her cheek and he was gone.Touching and feelingShowing affection C1 [T + adv/prep] to move something somewhere using a brush or your hand: Jackie brushed the hair out of her eyes. He brushed away a tear. She stood up and brushed the wrinkles from her dress.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
(Definition of brush verb (TOUCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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