ADJ. fine, soft, stiff Scrub the wood thoroughly with water and a stiff brush. | nylon, wire | clothes, lavatory, nail, pastry, scrubbing, shaving, toilet
VERB + BRUSH apply sth with Apply the paint with a clean brush. | use, wield
BRUSH + NOUN stroke The artist has used tiny brush strokes.
PREP. with a/the ~ Remove all the rust with a wire brush.
PHRASES a brush and comb, a dustpan and brush
1 clean with a brush
ADV. down She hummed happily as she brushed down her coat.
PREP. at Lucille brushed at the blood on his jacket.
PHRASES brush sth clean
2 touch lightly
ADV. gently, lightly | accidentally
PREP. against She carefully avoided brushing against the man sitting beside her at the table. | by She brushed by him and dashed up the stairs. | past I hardly noticed the man who brushed past me in the corridor. | with He brushed her lips with his.