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Synonyms for brush

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brush

    To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.

    clean, cleanse, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sponge, sweep, wash, wipe

    befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  1. brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicketnoun

    a dense growth of bushes

    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  2. brushnoun

    an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle

    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  3. brush, light touchnoun

    momentary contact

    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  4. brushnoun

    conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor

    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  5. brushnoun

    a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)

    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  6. brush, clash, encounter, skirmishnoun

    a minor short-term fight

    brushing, face-off, clangor, coming upon, clang, clash, brushwood, encounter, skirmish, clank, confrontation, clangour, copse, meeting, thicket, showdown, friction, crash, coppice, clangoring, light touch

  7. brush, brushingnoun

    the act of brushing your teeth

    "the dentist recommended two brushes a day"

    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  8. brush, brushingnoun

    the act of brushing your hair

    "he gave his hair a quick brush"

    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  9. brushverb

    contact with something dangerous or undesirable

    "I had a brush with danger on my way to work"; "he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"

    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  10. brushverb

    rub with a brush, or as if with a brush

    "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"


  11. brushverb

    touch lightly and briefly

    "He brushed the wall lightly"


  12. brushverb

    clean with a brush

    "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"


  13. brush, sweepverb

    sweep across or over

    "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"

    span, traverse, sweep, drag, embroil, sail, sweep up, tangle, swing out, swing, cross, drag in, broom

  14. brushverb

    remove with or as if with a brush

    "brush away the crumbs"; "brush the dust from the jacket"; "brush aside the objections"


  15. brushverb

    cover by brushing

    "brush the bread with melted butter"


Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. brushnoun

    skirmish, engagement, rencounter, encounter, battle, contest, fight, conflict, collision, action, affair

  2. brushnoun

    thicket, bushes, shrubs, brushwood

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brushnoun

    brushwood, thicket, underbrush, grazing

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "brush":

    hairbrush, paintbrush, blade, toothbrush, scrub, brushes

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How to use brush in a sentence?

  1. Skokie Fire Chief Jim Walters:

    I mean it’s murky, it’s murky all the way through, I was told the visibility is about three feet, we encountering the brush on the side of the canal that makes it difficult.

  2. Maeve Juarez:

    These hot supes know the terrain, what type of brush is burning, how it burned in an area in the past, they are a big part of our decision making, strategy and tactics on fighting fires.

  3. Troy Sanders:

    We cloak it in metaphor -- instead of painting a very literal picture of the person sick in bed we have broader brush strokes and try to create some kind of fantastical environment that mimics that particular situation and within that fantastical environment you can change the circumstance and make them something more triumphant. if you are good friends someone, and you are with one another and have a very strong relationship I think it’s a wonderful and healthy thing to do to be supportive and be physically present and again turning all these emotions into something productive. Turning this darkness into something bright and positive or at least attempting to.

  4. Melissa Giller:

    We were told by one of the fire fighters that they believe that fire break made their job easier, the brush only went so far, it didn't reach the library, because the goats ate it all.

  5. Erica Renteria:

    You have to use a toothpick brush to brush your teeth and be careful. You need to rinse also because your mouth can get dry. The only thing is you can’t really make out.

Translations for brush

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  • فرشاة, فرشArabic
  • fırçaAzerbaijani
  • шчоткаBelarusian
  • четкане, опашка, четка, гъсталак, изчетквам, четкам, сресвам с четкаBulgarian
  • broust, broustañBreton
  • raspall, raspallarCatalan, Valencian
  • štětka, kartáč, štětecCzech
  • børsteDanish
  • Pinsel, Gebüsch, Gestrüpp, Bürste, Busch, Lunte, Standarte, bürsten, putzen, wischen, streifenGerman
  • βούρτσισμα, θαμνότοπος, ουρά, βούρτσα, λόχμη, χρωματίζω, βουρτσίζω, βάφωGreek
  • brosiEsperanto
  • cepillado, matorral, escobilla, pincelada, pincel, cepillo, brocha, cepillar, aplicar, recoger, rozarSpanish
  • pintselEstonian
  • فرچه, برس, شتPersian
  • suka, harja, pöheikkö, pensaikko, sivellin, harjaus, pusikko, kosketus, hankaus, pörröhäntä, harjata, koskettaa, sivellä, hipaistaFinnish
  • bustFaroese
  • brosse, accrochage, brossage, brosser, peindre, peinturerFrench
  • sguab, sguabadhScottish Gaelic
  • מברשת, הברשה, הברישHebrew
  • kefe, ecset, seprű, kefél, sikálHungarian
  • խոզանակ, վրձինArmenian
  • sikatIndonesian
  • pinselo, brosilo, brosarIdo
  • pensill, bursti, hárbursti, tannburstiIcelandic
  • spazzola, pennello, scontro, incontro, toccare, spazzolare, spazzolarsi, spennellareItalian
  • ブラシがけ, 磨き, ブラシ, 刷子, 尾, 磨く, 塗るJapanese
  • ფუნჯი, ყალამი, ჯაგრისიGeorgian
  • børsti, børsterpaa, salippoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • Korean
  • firçe, havlêk, فرچه‌, rînek, شانه‌ کردن, فرچه‌ کردنKurdish
  • setisLatin
  • BiischtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • teptukas, šepetysLithuanian
  • ota, sukaLatvian
  • четкаMacedonian
  • berus, menyikat, memberusMalay
  • borstel, struikgewas, borstelen, aanbrengen, afborstelen, tandenpoetsenDutch
  • børsteNorwegian
  • czesanie, szczotkowanie, kita, szczotka, szczotkowaćPolish
  • escova, pincel, escovada, escovamento, encontro, mato, brocha, escovadela, pincelada, pincelar, escovar, esfregar, roçarPortuguese
  • perie, periat, peria, picta, mătura, vopsi, ștergeRomanian
  • щётка, труба, кисть, куст, кустарник, чистить, почиститьRussian
  • četkica, kist, četkanje, kičica, четкица, žbun, žbunje, četka, razmrsiti, naneti, dodirnuti, očetkati, izčetkati, uklonitiSerbo-Croatian
  • kefaSlovak
  • čopič, umitiSlovene
  • furçëAlbanian
  • borste, pensel, borstaSwedish
  • కుంచెTelugu
  • magsipilyoTagalog
  • fırçaTurkish
  • щіткаUkrainian
  • tozalamoq, tarash, cho'tkalash, cho'tka, taramoqUzbek
  • bàn chảiVietnamese
  • heremikef, pensit, glimükamakef, jukikef, lekluinakef, miotakef, tutikef, veluvakef, dratakef, frotakef, kef, svipül, lavädakef, leröbakefVolapük
  • באַרשטYiddish

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