Brushes synonyms

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A brief fight or encounter between small groups, usually an incident of a battle
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A hostile or adversarial confrontation:
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(Military) A skirmish, a hostile encounter.
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An abrupt, blunt refusal of offered advice, help, etc.
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A device used to slow or stop the motion of a wheel, or of a vehicle, by friction; also, the controls or apparatus used to engage such a mechanism such as the pedal in a car. [from 18th c.]
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(UK) A small copse or wood, especially one planted as a shelter for game birds.
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An area covered with such vegetation; shrubland.
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A means of protection or defense, especially against financial loss:
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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.
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A cover charge.
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A fight or quarrel
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A slight scratch or scrape caused by grazing
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A distinctive effect or deft touch, as in literary composition.
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The application of friction and pressure:
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Something that has been skimmed.
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A light quick blow, jerk, or touch:
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To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation.
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To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
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To try; to prove, as with a touchstone.
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To struggle or fight in rough confusion
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To serve as a surface to be coated with paint:
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To clean and curry (a horse, dog, etc.)
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To wear away (the edges of fabric, for example) by rubbing.
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To try to overcome; struggle against or contend with
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(Obs.) To fight; battle; contend
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To move a comb through (the hair) so as to arrange or groom:
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To be made clean
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To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case:
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To clean or dry in this manner
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To barely touch or just miss touching in passing; graze
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To touch lightly or gently:
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Anything that causes offence/offense, e.g. by being of an unacceptable quality.
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Land remote from settlement:
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An intense competition:
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Find another word for brushes. In this page you can discover 36 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for brushes, like: skirmishes, encounters, clashes, rebuffs, slights, brakes, spinneys, scrubs, hedges, shrubberies and covers.