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01. You'd better [brush] your hair; it's a real mess.
02. He dipped the [brush] in the paint.
03. If you need to fix your hair, there is a [brush] on the table next to the bed.
04. Sophie uses different sizes and thicknesses of [brushes] when she is doing a painting.
05. I used a steel [brush] to scrub the rust off my bicycle.
06. The teacher handed out paint and [brushes] to all the children and told them to paint a picture of their family.
07. Make sure you [brush] your teeth before you go to bed.
08. The barber wiped the freshly cut hair off the back of his neck with a small [brush].
09. [Brush] the top of the pie with a little bit of butter.
10. He [brushed] the leaves off the windshield of his car.
11. The proud mother [brushed] away tears as she watched her daughter get married.
12. The girl screamed with fright when she felt something [brush] against the back of her leg.
13. The tree branches [brushed] against the side of the car as we drove by.
14. Her hair [brushed] against his cheek as she leaned forward to kiss him.
15. The student [brushed] by his friends and ran into the classroom.
16. After his [brush] with death, the young boy became a very careful driver.
17. The young man has had a number of [brushes] with the law and seems to be headed for serious problems.
18. The deer ran across the meadow and disappeared into the [brush].
19. There are lots of bird nests in the [brush] around the lake.
20. She gave her coat a good [brushing] to clean off the dirt.
21. A Chinese proverb notes, "Learn to handle a writing [brush] and you'll never handle a begging bowl."
22. Christopher Fry wrote, "Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, as a moth [brushes] a window with its wing.
23. Goats are more common than cows in mountainous countries because goats can survive well by eating grass and other [brush].
24. Mao Zedong didn't [brush] his teeth; he rinsed his mouth with tea and chewed the leaves.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Brush — (br[u^]sh), n. [OE. brusche, OF. broche, broce, brosse, brushwood, F. brosse brush, LL. brustia, bruscia, fr. OHG. brusta, brust, bristle, G. borste bristle, b[ u]rste brush. See {Bristle}, n., and cf. {Browse}.] 1. An instrument composed of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brush — brush1 [brush] n. [ME brushe < OFr broce, brosse, bush, brushwood < VL * bruscia < Gmc * bruskaz, underbrush: for IE base see BREAST] 1. BRUSHWOOD ☆ 2. sparsely settled country, covered with wild scrub growth 3. a) a device having… …   English World dictionary

  • Brush — bezeichnet: eine Kleinstadt im US Bundesstaat Colorado, siehe Brush (Colorado) Pinsel bzw. Pinselspitzen für Grafikprogramme, siehe Digitales Malen im Leveldesign von Computerspielen das Volumen, die Wände, Decken und andere räumliche Gebilde,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brush — /brush/, n. Katharine, 1902 52, U.S. novelist and short story writer. * * * ▪ art       device composed of natural or synthetic fibres set into a handle that is used for cleaning, grooming, polishing, writing, or painting. Brushes were used by… …   Universalium

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  • brush — vb Brush, graze, glance, shave, skim are comparable when they mean to touch lightly in passing. Brush implies a movement like the flick of a brush upon a surface: sometimes it suggests no more than an almost impalpable touching, but sometimes it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • brush|y — brush|y1 «BRUHSH ee», adjective, brush|i|er, brush|i|est. like a brush; rough and shaggy. ╂[< brush1 + y1] brush …   Useful english dictionary

  • brush-on — /brush on , awn /, adj. 1. fit to be applied with a brush: a brush on paint remover. n. 2. a substance that can be applied with a brush: The varnish dries more quickly than most brush ons. [adj., n. use of v. phrase brush on] * * * …   Universalium

  • brush — Ⅰ. brush [1] ► NOUN 1) an implement with a handle and a block of bristles, hair, or wire, used especially for cleaning, smoothing, or painting. 2) an act of brushing. 3) a slight and fleeting touch. 4) a brief encounter with something bad or… …   English terms dictionary

  • brush-on — /brush on , awn /, adj. 1. fit to be applied with a brush: a brush on paint remover. n. 2. a substance that can be applied with a brush: The varnish dries more quickly than most brush ons. [adj., n. use of v. phrase brush on] …   Useful english dictionary