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1. 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))

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Rhymes with Brush

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

Sentences with brush


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Working in small sections, brush the hair from the base to the tip in an upward motion.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Stand in front of a mirror and comb or brush hair.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Gently brush the outside of the shoes with a soft, dry cloth.

Quotes about brush


1. Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

2. The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

3. I will preach with my brush.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. 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))

7. brush

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

Synonyms

  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • diverge
  • disengage
  • discolor
  • abstain

Etymology

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

8. brush

noun. ['ˈbrʌʃ'] momentary contact.

Synonyms

  • touch
  • light touch

Antonyms

  • defend
  • spread
  • roughen

Etymology

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

9. brush

noun. ['ˈbrʌʃ'] the act of brushing your hair.

Synonyms

  • haircare
  • hair care
  • hairdressing

Antonyms

  • enable
  • disagree
  • lose
  • discontinue

Etymology

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

10. brush

noun. ['ˈbrʌʃ'] a minor short-term fight.

Synonyms

  • encounter
  • skirmish
  • contretemps
  • clash
  • scrap
  • fighting
  • fight

Antonyms

  • start
  • let
  • right
  • disorganise

Etymology

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