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brushed

[ bruhsht ]SEE DEFINITION OF brushed
  • verbtouch lightly
  • verbclean, prepare by whisking

Synonyms for brushed

  • caress
  • flick
  • kiss
  • scrape
  • shave
  • skim
  • smooth
  • sweep
  • contact
  • glance
  • graze
  • stroke
  • tickle
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRUSHED

Andy, colorless, his blood cold, brushed aside the arm of the intercessor.

His love was purely selfish, for he brushed aside her protest as if she had not spoken.

Edith said nothing; she brushed her hair with careful slowness.

The bottle-green suit had been brushed, ready for the morrow.

I did—brushed the face in one day from memory; it was the very man!

So, throwing it from him, he brushed the crumbs from his jerkin.

With a wave of his hand, Guillaume brushed these vain reasons aside.

She brushed some dust from her habit, and made sure that her hair was tidy.

"That shows how much you know," said Pee-wee scornfully as he brushed off his clothing.

I got your clothes all out this afternoon, and brushed them for you.

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 BRUSHED

lined

adjectiveinterlined
  • brushed
  • ceiled
  • coated
  • encrusted
  • faced
  • sheathed
  • stuffed
  • wadded
  • wainscoted
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