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synonyms for brush

  • broom
  • toothbrush
  • besom
  • hairbrush
  • mop
  • polisher
  • sweeper
  • whisk
  • waxer
See also synonyms for: brushed / brushing
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A brush is a brief encounter or skirmish: a brush with the law. Struggle implies vigorous bodily effort or violent exertion: a hand-to-hand struggle. Clash implies a direct and sharp collision between opposing parties, efforts, interests, etc.: a clash of opinions.

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At issue is a change the utility made to the amount of trees and other brush it clears around utility poles and power lines, especially in high fire-risk areas.
WATCHDOG WARNS: SDG&E’S TREE-TRIMMING PLAN COULD WORSEN WILDFIRESMACKENZIE ELMERAUGUST 24, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The researchers then used a brush and “painted” virus onto animals that had been infected and were now immune.
DUST CAN INFECT ANIMALS WITH FLU, RAISING CORONAVIRUS CONCERNSERIN GARCIA DE JESUSAUGUST 24, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The easements would effectively be a legal agreement that would allow the developer to ensure that flammable brush on private property near Lilac Hills Ranch was managed safely.
THE BURNING QUESTION SURROUNDING THE LATEST VERSION OF LILAC HILLS RANCHMAYA SRIKRISHNANJUNE 24, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
That was comparable to another set of three similar trees pollinated by hand with a standard pollen brush.
BUBBLE-BLOWING DRONES MAY ONE DAY AID ARTIFICIAL POLLINATIONMARIA TEMMINGJUNE 22, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Short dogs have to work too hard just to break through the brush, she says.
CONSERVATION IS GOING TO THE DOGSALISON PEARCE STEVENSAPRIL 2, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
We squatted in the long grass and buck-brush, listening, and a few seconds later heard a horse snort distinctly.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Her success increased her confidence in herself and enhanced the boldness and freedom with which she handled her brush.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
Two or three small parties of guerrillas had been sighted, but they took to the brush at the sight of the Federals.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Grandfather Mole felt it brush his back as it swept into place again.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Near noon I found a place where they'd cached two extra horses in the brush on Sage Creek.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO BRUSH

  • argument
  • beef
  • bickering
  • blowup
  • bone of contention
  • brawl
  • brush
  • combat
  • contest
  • controversy
  • dispute
  • embroilment
  • flap
  • fracas
  • fuss
  • go
  • hassle
  • quarrel
  • row
  • rumble
  • run-in
  • set-to
  • squabbling
  • tiff
  • words
  • wrangle
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