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Synonyms for brush
brʌʃbrush

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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.

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

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

    Preposition:
    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

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

  2. brushnoun

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

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

  3. brush, light touchnoun

    momentary contact

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

  4. brushnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    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)

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

  6. brush, clash, encounter, skirmishnoun

    a minor short-term fight

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    sweep

  11. brushverb

    touch lightly and briefly

    "He brushed the wall lightly"

    Synonyms:
    sweep

  12. brushverb

    clean with a brush

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

    Synonyms:
    sweep

  13. brush, sweepverb

    sweep across or over

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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    sweep

  15. brushverb

    cover by brushing

    "brush the bread with melted butter"

    Synonyms:
    sweep

Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. brushnoun

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

  2. brushnoun

    Synonyms:
    thicket, bushes, shrubs, brushwood

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brushnoun

    Synonyms:
    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. Joel Bingham:

    A brush of death definitely came over me.

  2. Michael Mina:

    If we actually got these tests into the average American's home and we asked every American to use a test twice a week, it takes 30 seconds to use -- as you brush your teeth, you use a Covid test -- that would be enough to empower people to know their status, and if they are positive, they would be able to essentially know that they're positive and make the appropriate changes.

  3. An Ohio sheriff office:

    Deputies said they used a drone to survey the surrounding area, following tire tracks left behind that led officers to an abandoned house. Ground units then located the ATV covered with brush. End result, one happy kid !

  4. Allyson Gantt:

    There's just something magical about this place with the clear dark water below and the soft wispy cypress needles above, the cypress trees are usually covered with bromeliads, spiky air plants that gather water from dew and rain and simply use their host trees for support. On a windy day, the cypress trees clatter just a little bit as they brush up against each other.

  5. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Hearts dance once again when the canvas of ice is painted with the brush of skates


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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