an instrument with bristles, wire, hair, etc., for cleaning, scrubbing, etc.
an act of brushing; a quick light touch
a short fight or disagreement
rub with a brush
touch lightly against (sb/sth) in passing
"the dentist recommended two brushes a day"
"he gave his hair a quick brush"
"I had a brush with danger on my way to work"
"he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"
"Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
"He brushed the wall lightly"
"She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
"Her long skirt brushed the floor"
"A gasp swept cross the audience"
"brush away the crumbs"
"brush the dust from the jacket"
"brush aside the objections"
"brush the bread with melted butter"
Tempt not yet the brushes of the war.
出自：Troilus Cressida , Shakespeare
Three ugly brushes with the law over charges he could not understand.
出自： J. A. Michener
Often brushing through the dripping grass.
出自： J. Clare
The friction of people brushing past her was evidently painful.
出自： V. Woolf
Do not brush against a bush lest you leave a thread to show our passage.
出自： F. Herbert
The other [hand] trying to brush the cigar ash off his lapels.
出自： J. B. Priestley
His car brushed against mine.
She brushed against a chair as she rushed in.
Something brushed against the back of the case.
He brushed against the door as he entered the room.
If we happened to brush carelessly against the over-hanging rocks they would crash down at any moment.
I am brushed against by cyclists.
The child was brushed against by a motorcycle.
Dried mud on the shoes brushes off easily.
Don't worry about that mark; it will brush off.
别担心那个斑点,用刷子能把它刷掉。 brush sth ⇔ off
Please brush this insect off.
请把这只虫掸掉。 brush sb/sth ⇔ off
I didn't expect her to brush us off like this.
Jim's girlfriend brushed him off before he met Mary.
He tried to start a conversation but she brushed him off.
She brushed me off when I invited her to go to the movies with me yesterday.
I invited him to watch an opera with me yesterday, but he brushed me off.
I've tried to make contact with them, but they've brushed me off.
Eva went up to speak to her employer, but he brushed her off impatiently.
The mayor hurried into his office, brushing off the reporters.
The mayor brushed off the reporter's question with a joke.
She brushed off all our suggestions.
He has brushed the whole matter off.
He cut his finger but he brushed it off as not important and kept working.
The committee brushed off his enquiries with meaningless promises.
She brushed off every suggestion with a shrug and raised eyebrows.
He brushed off her warning that he might fall from the roof.
John brushed off Peter's warning that he might fall from the tree.
He has never been brushed off so rudely before.
I don't know why our suggestions have been brushed off.
She brushed the dirt off my coat.
There was only just room to brush past in the crowd.
Don't bother to move. I think I can just brush past.
Mr.Smith brushed past me in the street.
He brushed past the secret agents and quickly strolled out of the teahouse.
He brushed past the reporters without making any comment.
When they brushed past each other in the corridor, he noticed that she was wearing a new perfume.
She spent the summer brushing up on her American History as she was to teach that in the fall.
Jack can't go with you because he needs to brush up on his notes.
I'm going to brush up on those medical terms, some of which I may come across some day in my translation duties.
You had better brush up on your backstroke if you are playing with him.
误 We walked through the brushes.
正 We walked through the brush.