Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun brush

9 senses of brush

Sense 1
brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket -- (a dense growth of bushes)
       => vegetation, flora, botany -- (all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China")

Sense 2
brush -- (an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle)
       => implement -- (instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end)

Sense 3
brush, light touch -- (momentary contact)
       => touch, touching -- (the event of something coming in contact with the body; "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air")

Sense 4
brush -- (conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor)
       => electrical device -- (a device that produces or is powered by electricity)

Sense 5
brush -- (a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox))
       => tail -- (the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body)

Sense 6
brush, clash, encounter, skirmish -- (a minor short-term fight)
       => fight, fighting, combat, scrap -- (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap")

Sense 7
brush, brushing -- (the act of brushing your teeth; "the dentist recommended two brushes a day")
       => dental care -- (care for the teeth)

Sense 8
brush, brushing -- (the act of brushing your hair; "he gave his hair a quick brush")
       => hair care, haircare, hairdressing -- (care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair)

Sense 9
brush -- (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")
       => contact -- (close interaction; "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb brush

6 senses of brush

Sense 1
brush -- (rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket")
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

Sense 2
brush -- (touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 3
brush -- (clean with a brush; "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet")
       => clean, make clean -- (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth")

Sense 4
brush, sweep -- (sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
brush -- (remove with or as if with a brush; "brush away the crumbs"; "brush the dust from the jacket"; "brush aside the objections")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 6
brush -- (cover by brushing; "brush the bread with melted butter")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

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