Synonyms for brush

Synonyms for (noun) brush

Synonyms: brush

Definition: contact with something dangerous or undesirable

Usage: I had a brush with danger on my way to work; he tried to avoid any brushes with the police

Similar words: contact

Definition: close interaction

Usage: they kept in daily contact; they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings


Synonyms: brush, brushing

Definition: the act of brushing your hair

Usage: he gave his hair a quick brush

Similar words: hair care, haircare, hairdressing

Definition: care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair


Synonyms: brush, brushing

Definition: the act of brushing your teeth

Usage: the dentist recommended two brushes a day

Similar words: dental care

Definition: care for the teeth


Synonyms: brush, clash, encounter, skirmish

Definition: a minor short-term fight

Similar words: scrap, combat, fight, fighting

Definition: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

Usage: a fight broke out at the hockey game; there was fighting in the streets; the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap


Synonyms: brush

Definition: a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)

Similar words: tail

Definition: the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body


Synonyms: brush

Definition: an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle

Similar words: implement

Definition: instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end


Synonyms: brush

Definition: conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor

Similar words: electrical device

Definition: a device that produces or is powered by electricity


Synonyms: light touch, brush

Definition: momentary contact

Similar words: touch, touching

Definition: the event of something coming in contact with the body

Usage: he longed for the touch of her hand; the cooling touch of the night air


Synonyms: brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket

Definition: a dense growth of bushes

Similar words: botany, flora, vegetation

Definition: all the plant life in a particular region or period

Usage: Pleistocene vegetation; the flora of southern California; the botany of China

Synonyms for (verb) brush

Synonyms: brush

Definition: remove with or as if with a brush

Usage: brush away the crumbs; brush the dust from the jacket; brush aside the objections

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: brush

Definition: touch lightly and briefly

Usage: He brushed the wall lightly

Similar words: touch

Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with

Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband


Synonyms: brush

Definition: rub with a brush, or as if with a brush

Usage: Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket

Similar words: rub

Definition: move over something with pressure

Usage: rub my hands; rub oil into her skin


Synonyms: brush

Definition: clean with a brush

Usage: She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet

Similar words: clean, make clean

Definition: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

Usage: Clean the stove!; The dentist cleaned my teeth


Synonyms: brush

Definition: cover by brushing

Usage: brush the bread with melted butter

Similar words: cover

Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers


Synonyms: sweep, brush

Definition: sweep across or over

Usage: Her long skirt brushed the floor; A gasp swept cross the audience

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right