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English definition of “brush”

brush

noun (TOUCH)    /brʌʃ/
[C usually singular] a quick, light touch: He felt the brush of her hand on his.Touching and feelingShowing affection a brush with sth a situation in which you experience something, or almost experience something, especially something unpleasant: Jim had a brush with death (= was nearly killed) on the motorway. Was that your first brush with the law (= experience of being in trouble with the police)?Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disastersEvents and occurrencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of brush noun (TOUCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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