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brush up

[ bruhsh ]SEE DEFINITION OF brush up

Synonyms for brush up

  • clean up
  • cram
  • go over
  • look over
  • polish up
  • read up
  • refresh one's memory
  • refurbish
  • relearn
  • renovate
  • reread
  • retouch
  • review
  • revise
  • study
  • touch up
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Antonyms for brush up

  • forget
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRUSH UP

"If he did, I 'd try and brush up his memory a bit," said Davis, curtly.

I had me uniform to brush up an' me soord to polish,' says Father Kelly. '

You must brush up your French, Miss Blanche, for we have not used it lately.

Don Boxos, you've only got to give yourself a brush up, and she's yours.

I wish to brush up my recollections of what a frigate is like.

First, we must all wash and brush up, for we are invited out to dinner!

You must brush up my red plush, and I will go straight to his excellency.

"Brush up that hay-seed, then I'll tell you all about her," said mamma.

A wash and a brush up,' as our saying is, and you'll be all right.

Many of us decided that it was indeed time for us to brush up our French.

WORD ORIGIN

"dust-sweeper, a brush for sweeping," late 14c., also, c.1400, "brushwood, brushes;" from Old French broisse (Modern French brosse) "a brush" (13c.), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscia "a bunch of new shoots" (used to sweep away dust), perhaps from Proto-Germanic *bruskaz "underbrush."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BRUSH UP

bone up

verbreview something intensely
  • brush up
  • brush up on
  • cram
  • drum
  • get up
  • grind away
  • mug up
  • polish up
  • read up
  • refresh the memory
  • review
  • study
  • swot up

polish

verbimprove performance, look
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