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brush sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with brush   /brʌʃ/ us  
to refuse to listen to what someone says, or to refuse to think about something seriously: He just brushed off all their criticisms.
Translations of “brush sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 漠視,不理睬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漠视,不理睬…
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