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1. bristle

noun. ['ˈbrɪsəl'] a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic.

Synonyms

  • fibre
  • fiber

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • refuse
  • stay

Etymology

  • bristil (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Bristle Brush

  • thrush
  • slush
  • plush
  • grush
  • frush
  • flush
  • crush
  • blush
  • rusche
  • rusch
  • pusch
  • nusz
  • mush
  • musch
  • lush
  • lusch
  • kusch
  • hush
  • gush
  • dush
  • dusch
  • cush
  • busche

Example sentences of the word bristle-brush


1. Noun Phrase
Brush the starch out with a hard-bristle brush, making sure you completely remove all of it.

2. Noun Phrase
Scrub the plastic car bumper with a soft bristle brush and remove any accumulated material.

3. Noun Phrase
Scrub the inner surface of the scanpan using a sturdy nylon bristle brush and light pressure.

4. Noun Phrase
Brush your dog daily with a boar-bristle brush.

2. bristle

verb. ['ˈbrɪsəl'] be in a state of movement or action.

Synonyms

  • abound
  • burst
  • feature

Antonyms

  • irresponsibleness
  • unthoughtfulness
  • lie
  • sit

Etymology

  • bristil (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. bristle

verb. ['ˈbrɪsəl'] rise up as in fear.

Synonyms

  • uprise

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • dirty

Etymology

  • bristil (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. bristle

noun. ['ˈbrɪsəl'] a stiff hair.

Antonyms

  • lose

Etymology

  • bristil (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. brush

noun. ['ˈbrʌʃ'] a dense growth of bushes.

Synonyms

  • spinney
  • coppice
  • vegetation
  • brushwood
  • thicket
  • copse
  • brake
  • canebrake
  • flora
  • botany
  • undergrowth
  • underbrush

Antonyms

  • defeat
  • starve
  • unfold
  • pull

Etymology

  • brusshe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broisse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. brush

verb. ['ˈbrʌʃ'] rub with a brush, or as if with a brush.

Antonyms

  • fuse

Etymology

  • brusshe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broisse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. brush

verb. ['ˈbrʌʃ'] touch lightly and briefly.

Synonyms

  • sweep
  • graze
  • crease
  • flick
  • touch

Antonyms

  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle
  • charge

Etymology

  • brusshe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broisse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. brush

noun. ['ˈbrʌʃ'] an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle.

Synonyms

  • implement
  • hairbrush
  • sable's hair pencil
  • scrubbing brush
  • handgrip
  • scrub brush
  • bristle brush
  • hold
  • handle
  • bristle
  • toothbrush
  • clothesbrush
  • nailbrush
  • grip
  • paintbrush
  • sable
  • shaving brush
  • bottlebrush
  • scrubber

Antonyms

  • white
  • chromatic
  • nonworker
  • nondevelopment

Etymology

  • brusshe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broisse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. brush

verb. ['ˈbrʌʃ'] clean with a brush.

Synonyms

  • make clean

Antonyms

  • ionate
  • calcify

Etymology

  • brusshe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broisse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. brush

verb. ['ˈbrʌʃ'] sweep across or over.

Synonyms

  • sail
  • sweep

Antonyms

  • string
  • bridle
  • kern

Etymology

  • brusshe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broisse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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