Brush Brush, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brushed} (br[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Brushing}.] [OE. bruschen; cf. F. brosser. See {Brush}, n.] 1. To apply a brush to, according to its particular use; to rub, smooth, clean, paint, etc., with a brush. ``A' brushes his hat o' mornings.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To touch in passing, or to pass lightly over, as with a brush. [1913 Webster]

Some spread their sailes, some with strong oars sweep The waters smooth, and brush the buxom wave. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

Brushed with the kiss of rustling wings. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To remove or gather by brushing, or by an act like that of brushing, or by passing lightly over, as wind; -- commonly with off. [1913 Webster]

As wicked dew as e'er my mother brushed With raven's feather from unwholesome fen. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And from the boughts brush off the evil dew. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To brush aside}, to remove from one's way, as with a brush.

{To brush away}, to remove, as with a brush or brushing motion.

{To brush up}, to paint, or make clean or bright with a brush; to cleanse or improve; to renew. [1913 Webster]

You have commissioned me to paint your shop, and I have done my best to brush you up like your neighbors. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • brushing — [ brɶʃiŋ ] n. m. • v. 1966; procédé déposé; mot angl., « brossage » ♦ Mise en plis où les cheveux sont travaillés mèche après mèche avec une brosse ronde et un séchoir à main. ⇒ coiffage. Se faire faire une coupe et un brushing. ( Recomm. offic.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Brushing — Brush ing, a. 1. Constructed or used to brush with; as a brushing machine. [1913 Webster] 2. Brisk; light; as, a brushing gallop. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brushing — /ˈbraʃʃinɡ, ingl. ˈbrʌʃɪŋ/ [lett. «spazzolatura» dal v. to brush «spazzolare»] s. m. inv. stiratura (dei capelli con spazzola e phon) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Brushing — Le brushing (faux anglicisme, « blow dry » en anglais), ou parfois thermobrossage[1], est une mise en forme temporaire de la chevelure (se défaisant à chaque lavage) qui s obtient en brossant les cheveux mouillés, mèche à mèche, tout en …   Wikipédia en Français

  • brushing — noun ˈbɹəʃɪŋɡ An instance of brushing. Give your shoes a brushing to get the mud off …   Wiktionary

  • brushing — noun 1. the act of brushing your teeth (Freq. 2) the dentist recommended two brushes a day • Syn: ↑brush • Hypernyms: ↑dental care 2. the act of brushing your hair he gave his hair a quick brush …   Useful english dictionary

  • brushing — (Voz inglesa.) ► sustantivo masculino INDUMENTARIA Y MODA Técnica de secado y peinado del cabello que se realiza con el secador de mano y un cepillo. IRREG. plural brushing * * * (marca registrada) ► masculino Método de secado y moldeado del… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • brushing — brush·ing || brʌʃɪŋ n. scouring, scrubbing, cleaning, grooming brʌʃ n. tool with bristles and a handle; act of brushing; scuffle, small fight; foxtail; thicket v. comb or polish with a brush; touch; rub against; pass by …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Brushing — Очистка щёткой; Ретушь; Расчёсывание, фибриллирование; Торшонирование [разрыхление] (корешка блока) щёткой …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Brushing, Brush-Stroke —   [englisch/amerikanisch, brʌʃɪȖ, brʌʃstrəʊk], auch Strumming, einfache Art der Liedbegleitung auf der Gitarre; Akkordanschlag (auch arpeggiert) mit den Fingern der Anschlaghand, auch im Wechsel obere Saiten/untere Saiten …   Universal-Lexikon

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