brush down

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Verb1.brush down - reprimand; "She told the misbehaving student off"
call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, bawl out, berate, rebuke, reproof, scold, take to task, call down, lambast, lambaste, lecture, reprimand, remonstrate, trounce, jaw, rag - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

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Every day, when we thought we might've finally extended the fence to their entrances, we would hear rustling in the brush down below in the live oaks and Russian olive and realize they had found another way in again.
Wurtzbach said, 'Some girls just don't know when to put the brush down, when to stop.
Stir occasionally, and keep a bowl of water and heatproof pastry brush handy so you can brush down the sides of the pan with water to dislodge any stuck-on sugar crystals.
Let's put that brush down, and let's get to know one another," he said.
I ran the barrel brush down the Old Army barrel and whatever was in the barrel disappeared revealing a pristine barrel.
CLOSE CLEANINGBasic Clean Specification- Brush down all hard standing outside front and back steps to pavement and backcourt level.
Using a round brush, take the hair from the root and run the brush down each strand, moving the blow-dryer over the brush as you go.
When it starts to boil, brush down the inside of the pan with cold water.
Start at one end of the board and walk the brush down the entire length in one continuous motion.
BRUSH through each section by gently running a paddle brush down the curl.
Later, when I was cleaning the ships, if I had to go into somewhere dark you always thought there would be rats around, so I would always bang my brush down a few times to give them a chance to run away.