brush away


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Translations
odmést pryčosušitutřít
feje væk
òurrka burt
elle hafifçe silmek

w>brush away

vt sep (with brush) → abbürsten; (with hand, cloth) → ab- or wegwischen; insectsverscheuchen

brush

(braʃ) noun
1. an instrument with bristles, wire, hair etc for cleaning, scrubbing etc. a toothbrush; He sells brushes.
2. an act of brushing.
3. a bushy tail of a fox.
4. a disagreement. a slight brush with the law.
verb
1. to rub with a brush. He brushed his jacket.
2. to remove (dust etc) by sweeping with a brush. brush the floor.
3. to make tidy by using a brush. Brush your hair!
4. to touch lightly in passing. The leaves brushed her face.
brush aside
to pay no attention to. She brushed aside my objections.
brush away
to wipe off. She brushed away a tear; She brushed it away.
brush up (with on)
to refresh one's knowledge of (eg a language). He brushed up his Spanish before he went on holiday.
give, get the brush-off
to reject or be rejected abruptly.
References in classic literature ?
As soon as we were through with our meal he rummaged in the captain's locker till he found a clothes-brush; and then taking off his coat, began to visit his suit and brush away the stains, with such care and labour as I supposed to have been only usual with women.
After standing for some time undecided, the tall stranger suddenly passed his hand across his face to brush away, as it were, the thoughts that were ploughing furrows in it.
The young man stood silent for a moment, then he drew his hand across his eyes as though to brush away a vision.
So Edmond had to separate the branches or brush away the moss to know where the guide-marks were.
But it was well known to be a book of magic; and once, when a chambermaid had lifted it, merely to brush away the dust, the skeleton had rattled in its closet, the picture of the young lady had stepped one foot upon the floor, and several ghastly faces had peeped forth from the mirror; while the brazen head of Hippocrates frowned, and said,--"Forbear
By being so quiet, so unsurprised and so simple she had managed to brush away the conventions and make him feel that to seek to be alone was the natural thing for two old friends who had so much to say to each other.
Then, he would relate to them how needy he used to be, and how she had taught him what he was otherwise too poor to learn, and how the old man had been used to say 'she always laughs at Kit;' at which they would brush away their tears, and laugh themselves to think that she had done so, and be again quite merry.
By way of climax, the lover laid his hand on me, and raised me to his eyes in an abstracted manner, as if unconscious of what he was doing, and wanted to brush away a tear.
She did her best to brush away the film and to conceive something to be worshipped as the service went on, but failed, always misled by the voice of Mr.
The chevalier would then brush away the snuff which had settled in the folds of his waistcoat or his paduasoy breeches.
Having your cake and eating it is what the rich do - because the rich always have more cake anyway, and a valet or lady's maid to brush away the crumbs" Writer Will Self.
Brush away snow from the hood, roof, trunk, turn signals, lights, windows, mirrors, and fender wells.