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A substance or preparation applied by rubbing, especially:
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  1. A substance or preparation applied by rubbing, especially:
  2. A mixture of herbs and spices, a liquid ingredient such as oil, etc. applied by spreading on meat or fish prior to grilling, barbecuing, etc.
  3. A seasoning made of ground spices and herbs, applied to the surface of meat, fish, or vegetables before cooking.
(Medicine) The removal of fluid from a body cavity:
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  1. (Medicine) The removal of fluid from a body cavity:
  2. A plug, cork, etc. for stopping a hole in a container holding a liquid
  3. A device for starting or stopping the flow of liquid in a pipe, barrel, etc.; faucet
A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
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  1. A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
  2. The manner or rate of executing such a movement:
  3. A sudden occurrence or result:
A light abrasion; a slight scratch.
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  1. A light abrasion; a slight scratch.
  2. The act of brushing or scraping along a surface.
  3. A slight scratch or scrape caused by grazing
A brief fight or encounter between small groups, usually an incident of a battle
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  1. A brief fight or encounter between small groups, usually an incident of a battle
  2. A type of outdoor military style game using paintball or similar weapons.
  3. (Military) A brief battle between small groups, usually part of a longer or larger battle or war.
Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
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  1. Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
  2. A small piece; bit; fragment; shred
  3. Discarded articles or fragments of rubber, leather, cloth, paper, etc.
(Computing, figuratively) The collection of many small linked files created when a document is saved in HTML format by some word processors and web site creation software.
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  1. (Computing, figuratively) The collection of many small linked files created when a document is saved in HTML format by some word processors and web site creation software.
  2. Something suggestive of a dense growth of plants, as in impenetrability or thickness:
  3. A thick growth of shrubs, underbrush, or small trees
A place set with trees or mass of shrubbery, a grove or thicket.
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  1. A place set with trees or mass of shrubbery, a grove or thicket.
  2. A mass of trees or shrubs; a thicket.
  3. (Law) Mast-nuts of forest trees, used as food for pigs, or any such sustenance as wood and trees yield to cattle.
The condition of being less than fully grown.
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  1. The condition of being less than fully grown.
  2. The plants in a forest which only reach a relatively low height (such as shrubs and bushes).
  3. Shrubs, saplings, and herbaceous plants growing beneath trees in a forest.
Tree growth on land stripped of virgin forest
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  1. Tree growth on land stripped of virgin forest
  2. Trees that cover an area after the removal of the original stand, as by cutting or fire.
(Southwest) A thicket of shrubs, thorny bushes, etc.
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  1. (Southwest) A thicket of shrubs, thorny bushes, etc.
  2. A region of shrubs, typically dry in the summer and rainy in the winter. The coast of the Mediterranean is such a region.
  3. An area covered by a dense growth of mostly small-leaved evergreen shrubs, especially in central and southern California.
Shelter or protection:
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  1. Shelter or protection:
  2. (Music) A cover version.
  3. A cover charge.
Branches that have been cut or broken off.
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  1. Branches that have been cut or broken off.
  2. An area covered by such growth.
  3. A thick growth of small trees and shrubs; underbrush; brush
(Brit.) A place where many shrubs are grown
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  1. (Brit.) A place where many shrubs are grown
  2. A group or planting of shrubs.
  3. A planting of shrubs; a wide border to a garden where shrubs are thickly planted; or a similar larger area with a path winding through it.
An area overgrown with canes
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  1. An area overgrown with canes
  2. A dense growth of cane plants
  3. (US) A dense thicket of sugarcane, bamboo or similar plants.
A habitational surname​ for someone who lived near a grove.
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  1. A habitational surname​ for someone who lived near a grove.
  2. A group of trees planted and cultivated to bear fruit, nuts, etc.; orchard
  3. A small wood or group of trees without undergrowth
A word or phrase, such as possibly or I think, that mitigates or weakens the certainty of a statement.
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  1. A word or phrase, such as possibly or I think, that mitigates or weakens the certainty of a statement.
  2. A means of protection or defense, especially against financial loss:
  3. A line of people or objects forming a barrier:
  1. Underbrush, undergrowth
  2. The underbrush or understory of a forest.
  3. A typewriter made by the Underwood Typewriter Company.
  1. Furze
  2. Any of several spiny evergreen shrubs of the genus Ulex of the pea family, especially U. europaeus, native to Europe and naturalized elsewhere, having fragrant yellow flowers and black pods.
An area with dense thickets of this fern.
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  1. An area with dense thickets of this fern.
  2. A fern (Pteridium aquilinum) found worldwide, with large, triangular fronds usually divided into three parts.
  3. Any of a genus (Pteridium, family Polypodiaceae) of large, coarse, weedy ferns, occurring in meadows, woods, and esp. wastelands: very closely related to the brake ferns
Alternative spelling of segge.
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  1. Alternative spelling of segge.
  2. Any of the plants of the sedge family often found on wet ground or in water, having usually triangular, solid stems, three rows of narrow, pointed leaves, and minute flowers borne in spikelets
A preparation or product used in scrubbing.
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  1. A preparation or product used in scrubbing.
  2. Vegetation consisting chiefly of shrubs and small trees.
  3. Land covered with such growth
A thicket of small trees or shrubs; a coppice.
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  1. A thicket of small trees or shrubs; a coppice.
  1. Copse
  2. A thicket or grove of small trees or shrubs, especially one maintained by periodic cutting or pruning to encourage suckering, as in the cultivation of cinnamon trees for their bark.
(Chiefly Brit.) A small wood; copse
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  1. (Chiefly Brit.) A small wood; copse
A small, deep, wooded valley; dell
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  1. A small, deep, wooded valley; dell
A handle or lever on a machine
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  1. A handle or lever on a machine
  2. A machine for turning or bending the edges of sheet metal
  3. A device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle, especially by contact friction.
A movie at a given stage in its editing:
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  1. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
  2. A part that has been cut from a main body:
  3. A reduction:
A deliberate discourtesy; a snub:
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  1. A deliberate discourtesy; a snub:
  2. The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.
  3. A slighting or being slighted by pointedly indifferent, disrespectful, or supercilious treatment
An abrupt, blunt refusal of offered advice, help, etc.
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  1. An abrupt, blunt refusal of offered advice, help, etc.
  2. A check or an abrupt setback to progress or action:
  3. A sudden resistance or refusal.
An abrupt dismissal or snub.
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  1. An abrupt dismissal or snub.
  2. Alternative spelling of brush-off.
  3. (Slang) An abrupt or rude dismissal, esp. in the phrase give (or get) the brushoffgive the brushoffget the brushoff
To pass over or through a surface or medium with a continuous movement:
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  1. To pass over or through a surface or medium with a continuous movement:
  2. To clean or clear, as of dirt, with a broom or brush:
  3. To move swiftly in a lofty manner, as if in a trailing robe:
To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
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  1. To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
  2. To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
  3. To move quickly, nimbly, or briskly
To remove by or as by wiping
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  1. To remove by or as by wiping
  2. To clean or dry by rubbing:
  3. To rub or pass over with a cloth, mop, etc., as for cleaning or drying
A sudden loss of brain function caused by a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel of the brain, resulting in necrosis of brain tissue (called a cerebral infarct ) and characterized by loss of muscular control, weakening or loss of sensation or consciousness, dizziness, slurred speech, or other symptoms that vary with the extent and severity of brain damage.
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  1. A sudden loss of brain function caused by a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel of the brain, resulting in necrosis of brain tissue (called a cerebral infarct ) and characterized by loss of muscular control, weakening or loss of sensation or consciousness, dizziness, slurred speech, or other symptoms that vary with the extent and severity of brain damage.
  2. To hit or propel (a ball, for example) with a smoothly regulated swing.
  3. To draw one's hand, a tool, etc. gently over the surface of, as in caressing or smoothing
To remove wrinkles from by pressing
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  1. To remove wrinkles from by pressing
  2. To become smooth
  3. In a smooth manner
To touch lightly in passing; brush.
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  1. To touch lightly in passing; brush.
  2. To cause a slight wound to; to scratch.
  3. To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
An incongruity or unpleasant juxtaposition of different colors or elements.
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  1. An incongruity or unpleasant juxtaposition of different colors or elements.
  2. A violent conflict or confrontation.
  3. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
A hostile or adversarial confrontation:
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  1. A hostile or adversarial confrontation:
  2. A direct meeting, as in conflict or battle
  3. A meeting, especially one that is unplanned, unexpected, or brief:
(Informal) A quarrel, fight, etc.
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  1. (Informal) A quarrel, fight, etc.
  2. (Printing) Matter that is added to a text.
  3. An encounter; a scrape or brush; especially one involving trouble or difficulty.
(Military) A brief battle between small groups, usually part of a longer or larger battle or war.
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  1. (Military) A brief battle between small groups, usually part of a longer or larger battle or war.
  2. A type of outdoor military style game using paintball or similar weapons.
  3. A minor battle in war, as one between small forces or between large forces avoiding direct conflict.
(Fencing) A cut that lands with the point, often involving a whip of the foible of the blade to strike at a concealed target.
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  1. (Fencing) A cut that lands with the point, often involving a whip of the foible of the blade to strike at a concealed target.
  2. A short, quick movement, especially a brush, sweep, or flip.
  3. (Informal) A motion picture; (in plural, usually preceded by "the") movie theater, cinema.
The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.
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  1. The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.
  2. A slight scratch or scrape caused by grazing
  3. The act of brushing or scraping along a surface.
Something that has been skimmed.
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  1. Something that has been skimmed.
  2. A thin coating or film
  3. A thin layer or film:
To look through the parts of something by making quick movements with the fingers:
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  1. To look through the parts of something by making quick movements with the fingers:
  2. To touch or hit with a light quick blow or fillip:
  3. To move or hit (something) with a short, quick motion.
To eat snacks throughout the day in place of full meals.
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  1. To eat snacks throughout the day in place of full meals.
  2. To scrape, touch, or rub lightly against something in passing
  3. To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
To touch lightly or gently
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  1. To touch lightly or gently
  2. To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness.
  3. To give a kiss to (a person or thing); touch or caress with the lips
To barely touch or just miss touching in passing; graze
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  1. To barely touch or just miss touching in passing; graze
  2. To remove the beard or other body hair from, with a razor or shaver:
  3. To cut the beard of (a person)
To read or glance through (a book, for example) quickly or superficially.
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  1. To read or glance through (a book, for example) quickly or superficially.
  2. To glance over quickly; scan:
  3. To look at hastily or carelessly; glance through (a book, etc.) without reading word for word
Find another word for brush. In this page you can discover 61 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for brush, like: rub, tap, stroke, graze, skirmish, scrap, patrol action, thicket, boscage, undergrowth and second growth.