Definitions of brush

  1. To move with haste; to skim over lightly.
  2. To use a brush on; sweep; touch or move lightly.
  3. To sweep, cleanse, or rub with a brush; touch lightly in passing.
  4. To remove dust, etc., from by sweeping: to touch lightly in passing: ( with off) remove.
  5. To sweep.
  6. To move nimbly in haste; to move so lightly as scarcely to be perceived; as, to brush by.
  7. To move with haste; to skim over with a light touch.
  8. To move over lightly.
  9. To move lightly.
  10. remove with or as if with a brush; " brush away the crumbs"; " brush the dust from the jacket"; " brush aside the objections"
  11. rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; " Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
  12. cover by brushing; " brush the bread with melted butter"
  13. To sweep or rub with a brush; to touch slightly in passing; to remove by brushing.
  14. To rub or sweep as with a brush; to touch or strike lightly.
  15. the act of brushing your teeth; " the dentist recommended two brushes a day"
  16. an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
  17. conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
  18. a dense growth of bushes
  19. touch lightly and briefly; " He brushed the wall lightly"
  20. clean with a brush; " She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
  21. An instrument composed of bristles, or other like material, set in a suitable back or handle, as of wood, bone, or ivory, and used for various purposes, as in removing dust from clothes, laying on colors, etc. Brushes have different shapes and names according to their use; as, clothes brush, paint brush, tooth brush, etc.
  22. The bushy tail of a fox.
  23. A tuft of hair on the mandibles.
  24. Branches of trees lopped off; brushwood.
  25. A thicket of shrubs or small trees; the shrubs and small trees in a wood; underbrush.
  26. A bundle of flexible wires or thin plates of metal, used to conduct an electrical current to or from the commutator of a dynamo, electric motor, or similar apparatus.
  27. The act of brushing; as, to give one's clothes a brush; a rubbing or grazing with a quick motion; a light touch; as, we got a brush from the wheel as it passed.
  28. A skirmish; a slight encounter; a shock or collision; as, to have a brush with an enemy.
  29. A short contest, or trial, of speed.
  30. To apply a brush to, according to its particular use; to rub, smooth, clean, paint, etc., with a brush.
  31. To touch in passing, or to pass lightly over, as with a brush.
  32. In Australia, a dense growth of vegetation in good soil, including shrubs and trees, mostly small.
  33. To remove or gather by brushing, or by an act like that of brushing, or by passing lightly over, as wind; - commonly with off.
  34. An implement made of bristles, feathers, etc., fixed in a back or handle and used for cleaning, smoothing. Applying paint, etc.; the bushy tail of a fox; a thicket of small trees; a slight battle; a skirmish; the act of cleaning or smoothing with a brush.
  35. An instrument for removing dust, usually made of bristles, twigs, or feathers: a kind of hair- pencil used by painters: brushwood: a skirmish or encounter: the tail of a fox.
  36. An implement of bristles, feathers, or the like; brushwood; a skirmish.
  37. An implement, as of bristles. for cleansing, smoothing, etc.
  38. The act of brushing.
  39. A thicket; wooded country; brushwood.
  40. A bushy object, as the tail of the fox.
  41. A smart skirmish; a dashing ride; chase.
  42. An implement for sweeping or rubbing, generally made of bristles, twigs, or feathers; a kind of hair pencil used by painters; brushwood; a thicket; a skirmish, or slight encounter: a bushy tail, particularly of a fox; the luminous appearance of electric matter.
  43. An article made of hair, bristle, & c., set in wood, for cleaning, as dust from clothes, or for painting; a skirmish; a slight encounter; the tail of a fox.
  44. Brushy.