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")

Antonyms of adj brushed

3 senses of brushed

Sense 1
brushed -- (touched lightly in passing; grazed against; "of all the people brushed against in a normal day on a city street I remember not a one")

INDIRECT (VIA touched) -> untouched -- (not having come in contact)

Sense 2
brushed -- ((of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush; "with shining hair neatly brushed"; "the freshly brushed clothes hung in the closet")

INDIRECT (VIA groomed) -> ungroomed -- (not neat and smart in appearance; "he was wrinkled and ungroomed, with a two-day beard"; "ungroomed hair")

Sense 3
brushed, fleecy, napped -- ((of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing; "a dress of brushed cotton"; "a fleecy lining"; "napped fabrics")

INDIRECT (VIA soft) -> hard -- (resisting weight or pressure)

Similarity of adj brushed

3 senses of brushed

Sense 1
brushed -- (touched lightly in passing; grazed against; "of all the people brushed against in a normal day on a city street I remember not a one")
       => touched (vs. untouched) -- (having come into contact)

Sense 2
brushed -- ((of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush; "with shining hair neatly brushed"; "the freshly brushed clothes hung in the closet")
       => groomed (vs. ungroomed) -- (neat and smart in appearance; well cared for; "the manager was a beautifully groomed young man"; "his horse was always groomed")

Sense 3
brushed, fleecy, napped -- ((of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing; "a dress of brushed cotton"; "a fleecy lining"; "napped fabrics")
       => soft (vs. hard) -- (yielding readily to pressure or weight)

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