Synonyms for brushbrʌʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket(noun)

    a dense growth of bushes

    Synonyms:
    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brush, brushwood, light touch, clash

  2. brush(noun)

    an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle

    Synonyms:
    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  3. brush, light touch(noun)

    momentary contact

    Synonyms:
    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brush, brushwood, light touch, clash

  4. brush(noun)

    conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor

    Synonyms:
    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  5. brush(noun)

    a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)

    Synonyms:
    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  6. brush, clash, encounter, skirmish(noun)

    a minor short-term fight

    Synonyms:
    brushing, face-off, clangor, brush, coming upon, clang, clash, brushwood, encounter, skirmish, clank, confrontation, clangour, copse, meeting, thicket, showdown, friction, crash, coppice, clangoring, light touch

  7. brush, brushing(noun)

    the act of brushing your teeth

    Synonyms:
    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brush, brushwood, light touch, clash

  8. brush, brushing(noun)

    the act of brushing your hair

    Synonyms:
    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brush, brushwood, light touch, clash

  9. brush(verb)

    contact with something dangerous or undesirable

    Synonyms:
    copse, coppice, encounter, brushing, thicket, skirmish, brushwood, light touch, clash

  10. brush(verb)

    rub with a brush, or as if with a brush

    Synonyms:
    sweep

  11. brush(verb)

    touch lightly and briefly

    Synonyms:
    sweep

  12. brush(verb)

    clean with a brush

    Synonyms:
    sweep

  13. brush, sweep(verb)

    sweep across or over

    Synonyms:
    span, traverse, sweep, drag, embroil, sail, sweep up, tangle, brush, swing out, swing, cross, drag in, broom

  14. brush(verb)

    remove with or as if with a brush

    Synonyms:
    sweep

  15. brush(verb)

    cover by brushing

    Synonyms:
    sweep

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. brush

    To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.

    Synonyms:
    clean, cleanse, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sponge, sweep, wash, wipe

    Antonyms:
    befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Preposition:
    Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.

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