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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
brush /brʌʃ/
  • danh từ
    • bàn chải
    • sự chải
      • to give one's clothes a good brush: chải quần áo sạch sẽ
    • bút lông (vẽ)
      • the brush: nghệ thuật vẽ; nét bút của hoạ sĩ, hoạ sĩ
    • đuôi chồn
    • bụi cây
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) cành cây bó thành bó
    • (quân sự) cuộc chạm trán chớp nhoáng
      • a brush with the enemy: cuộc chạm trán chớp nhoáng với quân thù
    • (điện học) cái chổi
      • carbon brush: chổi than
  • ngoại động từ
    • chải, quét
      • to brush one's hair: chải tóc
    • vẽ lên (giấy, lụa...)
    • chạm qua, lướt qua (vật gì)
    • nội động từ
      • chạm nhẹ phải, lướt phải
        • to brush against somebody: đi chạm nhẹ phải ai
      • to brush aside
        • (nghĩa bóng) bỏ qua, phớt qua (một vấn đề gì)
      • to brush away
        • phủi đi, phẩy đi, chải đi
      • (nghĩa bóng) (như) to brush aside
      • to brush off
        • gạt bỏ, khử bỏ, phủi sạch đi
      • chạy trốn thật nhanh
      • to brush over
        • chải, phủi (bụi) bằng bàn chải
      • quét (vôi, sơn...) lên
      • chạm nhẹ phải, lướt phải
      • to brush up
        • đánh bóng (bằng bàn chải)
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    Concise Dictionary
    +a dense growth of bushes
    +an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
    +momentary contact
    +conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
    +a minor short-term fight
    +the act of brushing your teeth
    +the act of brushing your hair
    +contact with something dangerous or undesirable
    +rub with a brush, or as if with a brush
    +touch lightly and briefly
    +clean with a brush
    +sweep across or over
    +remove with or as if with a brush
    +cover by brushing

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 brushwood, shrubs, undergrowth, branches, scrub, brush, bracken, brambles, underbrush, underwood:
    It took us three days to clear the brush from around the house.
    2 thicket, brake, copse, grove, boscage:
    The fox disappeared into the brush, which was too dense for the dogs to follow.
    1 hairbrush, toothbrush, clothes-brush, shoe-brush, nail-brush, paintbrush; broom, dust-broom, besom, US whisk broom:
    This brush is too harsh and may damage your teeth.
    2 See brush-off.
    3 encounter, engagement, skirmish, Colloq Brit spot of bother:
    Mark has had several brushes with the law.
    4 scrub, clean; groom, curry; sweep, whisk, gather:
    Brush your teeth twice a day. I brushed down the mare before saddling her. Brush the crumbs off the table.
    5 graze, touch:
    He deliberately tried to brush against her in the corridor.
    6 brush aside or away. disregard, dismiss, put aside, shrug off:
    Brushing aside the members' objections, he tried to force the committee's acceptance of the new rules.
    7 brush off. dismiss, ignore, rebuff, send off or away or packing:
    He asked her out, but she brushed him off.
    8 brush up (on). review, restudy, go over, refresh, study, Archaic con:
    You should brush up on your geometry before taking trigonometry.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C] an object made of short stiff hairs (called BRISTLES) or wires set in a block of wood or plastic, usually attached to a handle. Brushes are used for many different jobs, such as cleaning, painting and tidying your hair: a paintbrush + a hairbrush + a toothbrush + brush strokes (= the marks left by a brush when painting) + a dustpan and brush + Apply the paint with a fine brush.
    2 [sing.] an act of brushing: to give your hair / teeth a good brush
    3 [sing.] a light touch made in passing sth/sb: the brush of his lips on her cheek
    4 [C] ~ with sb/sth a short unfriendly meeting with sb; an occasion when you nearly experience sth unpleasant: She had a nasty brush with her boss this morning. + In his job he's had frequent brushes with death. + a brush with the law
    5 [U] land covered by small trees or bushes: a brush fire
    6 [C] the tail of a FOX
    Idioms see DAFT adj., PAINT v., TAR v.
    + verb
    1 to clean, polish, or make smooth with a brush: [VN] to brush your hair / teeth / shoes + [VN-ADJ] A tiled floor is easy to brush clean.
    2 [VN] ~ A with B
    ~ B over A to put sth, for example oil, milk or egg, on sth using a brush: Brush the pastry with beaten egg. + Brush beaten egg over the pastry.
    3 [VN +adv./prep.] to remove sth from a surface with a brush or with your hand: He brushed the dirt off his jacket. + She brushed the fly away.
    4 ~ (against / by / past) sb/sth to touch sb/sth lightly while moving close to them/it: [V] She brushed past him. + His hand accidentally brushed against hers. + [VN] The leaves brushed her cheek. + He brushed her lips with his.
    Phrasal Verbs: brush sb/sth<->aside to ignore sb/sth; to treat sb/sth as unimportant
    Synonym: DISMISS
    He brushed aside my fears.
    brush sb / yourself down (BrE) = BRUSH SB / YOURSELF OFF
    brush sth<->down to clean sth by brushing it: to brush a coat / horse down
    brush off to be removed by brushing: Mud brushes off easily when it is dry.
    brush sb<->off to rudely ignore sb or refuse to listen to them: She brushed him off impatiently.
    related noun BRUSH-OFF
    brush sb / yourself off to make sb/yourself tidy, especially after you have fallen, by brushing your clothes, etc. with your hands
    brush sth<->up
    brush up on sth to quickly improve a skill, especially when you have not used it for a time: I must brush up on my Spanish before I go to Seville.
    Collocation Dictionary


    fine, soft, stiff
    Scrub the wood thoroughly with water and a stiff brush.
    | nylon, wire | clothes, lavatory, nail, pastry, scrubbing, shaving, toilet


    apply sth with
    Apply the paint with a clean brush.
    | use, wield


    The artist has used tiny brush strokes.


    with a/the ~
    Remove all the rust with a wire brush.


    a brush and comb, a dustpan and brush


    1 clean with a brush


    She hummed happily as she brushed down her coat.


    Lucille brushed at the blood on his jacket.


    brush sth clean

    2 touch lightly


    gently, lightly | accidentally


    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.

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