the indented lines sometimes left by the bristles of a brush on a painted surface
noun Word Origin
the act or process of reviewing a subject, technique, or the like, for the purpose of renewing the memory, skill, etc.: He gave his Spanish a brushup before his trip to Mexico. the act or process of eliminating or repairing minor flaws: He gave the collection a final brushup before putting it on display.
abrupt in manner; blunt; rough: A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return. Historical Examples Rough-Hewn Dorothy Canfield The Grafters Francis Lynde In the Wilderness Robert Hichens The Tigress Anne Warner El Diablo Brayton Norton Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7 Elbert Hubbard Half A Chance Frederic S. Isham The Fourth Estate, […]
abrupt in manner; blunt; rough: A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return. Contemporary Examples Alain de Botton on the Benefits of Religion Without God The Daily Beast March 9, 2012 Social Network Reading List The Daily Beast October 1, 2010 Andrew Cuomo Ignores Rural New York David Fontana November 7, 2014 Meet the Beer Bottle […]