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Meaning of “brush” - Learner’s Dictionary

brush

noun     /brʌʃ/
TOOL [C]
A2 an object made of short, thin pieces of plastic, wire, etc fixed to a handle and used to tidy hair, to clean, to paint, etc: a stiff wire brushEquipment used for cleaningPainting and drawing materials
ACTION [no plural]
the action of using a brush: I need to give my hair a quick brush.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning and tidying places and things
the brush of sth
the feeling of something touching you lightly: She felt the brush of his lips against her cheek.Touching and feelingShowing affection
a brush with sth
an experience in which something unpleasant happens or almost happens: a brush with deathExperiencing and suffering
(Definition of brush noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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