brush against

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Related to brush against: brush aside

w>brush against

vi +prep objstreifen
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During the entr'acte a whiff of cold air came into Helene's box, the door opened, and Anatole entered, stooping and trying not to brush against anyone.
Once, at a sharp turn where a man's shoulder would unavoidably brush against a screen of leaves, the bushman displayed great caution as he spread the leaves aside and exposed the head of a sharp-pointed spear, so set that the casual passer-by would receive at the least a nasty scratch.
The Yellow Hen happened to brush against this boy with her wing, and he flew into the air and fell into a paper tree, where he stuck until the Wizard gently pulled him out.
Some of the Chinese stood in the forward part of the cockpit, near the cabin doors, and once, as I leaned over the cockpit rail to flatten down the jib-sheet a bit, I felt some one brush against my hip pocket.
The crowd fell off, as if they had been laid out for burial, and had risen in their shrouds; and many were seen to shudder, as though they had been actually dead men, when they chanced to touch or brush against their garments.
He did not know what to do with those arms and hands, and when, to his excited vision, one arm seemed liable to brush against the books on the table, he lurched away like a frightened horse, barely missing the piano stool.
Having just that extra few inches of space means you don't constantly brush against the shower curtain every time you raise your arm.
The father-of-two, 43, from Bristol, said: "I think he meant to brush against me and give me a fright.
He said his hands were closed and if he did brush against her chest it was "unintentional".
One can see a pair face one another at the entrance close enough that visitors brush against them on the way in.
Dip your brush in until one third is covered and press the brush against the rim to get rid of excess paint.
How referee Roger East managed to give a penalty for Angel Rangel's brush against Giles Barnes is anyone's guess.