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  • noun
    An implement with a handle, consisting of bristles, hair, or wire set into a block, used for cleaning or scrubbing, applying a liquid or powder to a surface, arranging the hair, or other purposes. (a paint brush)
    A slight and fleeting touch. (the lightest brush of his lips against her cheek)
    The bushy tail of a fox. (Shortly after the tragic incident people started to notice that every night a large fox with a black brush would come and lay across the old woman's grave.)
    A thin stick set with long wire bristles, used to make a soft hissing sound on drums or cymbals. (The sound is almost like brushes on a snare drum.)
    A piece of carbon or metal serving as an electrical contact with a moving part in a motor or alternator. (Thus, pump life has been limited by the wear of the brushes in conventional brush-type motors.)
    Remove (dust or dirt) by sweeping or scrubbing. (we'll be able to brush the mud off easily)
    Touch lightly and gently. (stems of grass brush against her legs)
  • noun
    Undergrowth, small trees, and shrubs. (A witness had saw a suspect throwing a flaming device from the side of the road into the brush here, which caught fire.)


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