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brush
  • 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.)
    verb
    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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