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English definition of “brush”

brush

noun [C usually sing] (TOUCH)   /brʌʃ/
A brush with something or someone is a close and usually unpleasant meeting : The subway system has survived several brushes with bankruptcy .
(Definition of brush noun (TOUCH) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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