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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by rubbing; (of hair or clothing) groomed with a specific tool with bristles; Touched lightly in passing.

Usage examples (39)
  • Of all the people brushed against in a normal day on a city street I remember not a one
  • With shining hair neatly brushed
  • Noun : He has already had one brush with the law. ,a brush with disaster
  • Verb (used with object) : His lips brushed her ear. ,His hand brushed a speck of lint from his coat for more
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