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a dense growth of bushes, shrubs, etc.; scrub; thicket.
a pile or covering of lopped or broken branches; brushwood.
bushes and low trees growing in thick profusion, especially close to the ground.
Also called brushland. land or an area covered with thickly growing bushes and low trees.
backwoods; a sparsely settled wooded region.
covered or overgrown with brush or brushwood.
a device made of bristles, hairs, wires, etc, set into a firm back or handle: used to apply paint, clean or polish surfaces, groom the hair, etc
the act or an instance of brushing
a light stroke made in passing; graze
a brief encounter or contact, esp an unfriendly one; skirmish
the bushy tail of a fox, often kept as a trophy after a hunt, or of certain breeds of dog
an electric conductor, esp one made of carbon, that conveys current between stationary and rotating parts of a generator, motor, etc
a dark brush-shaped region observed when a biaxial crystal is viewed through a microscope, caused by interference between beams of polarized light
(transitive) to clean, polish, scrub, paint, etc, with a brush
(transitive) to apply or remove with a brush or brushing movement: brush the crumbs off the table
(transitive) to touch lightly and briefly
(intransitive) to move so as to graze or touch something lightly
a thick growth of shrubs and small trees; scrub
land covered with scrub
broken or cut branches or twigs; brushwood
wooded sparsely populated country; backwoods
adjective brushier, brushiest
like a brush; thick and furry
adjective brushier, brushiest
covered or overgrown with brush

A mustache (1820s+)
A fight; squabble; disagreement: have had drug or alcohol problems, and have experienced a ”brush with the law” (1840s+)

brush aside
brush off
brush up


Read Also:

  • Brushland

    brush2 (def 4).

  • Brushless

    requiring no brush to use or apply: brushless shaving cream. clear or cleared of brush: a brushless plain. Contemporary Examples My Great Fake Bake Experiment Daniel Nester January 5, 2009 Historical Examples The Biography of a Grizzly Ernest Seton-Thompson Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper

  • Brushmark

    noun the indented lines sometimes left by the bristles of a brush on a painted surface

  • Brushstroke

    noun Word Origin

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