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brush off

vb (tr, adverb)
to dismiss and ignore (a person), esp curtly
n
an abrupt dismissal or rejection
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.brush off - bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances"
cold-shoulder, slight - pay no attention to, disrespect; "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
discredit - cause to be distrusted or disbelieved; "The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"
shrug off - minimize the importance of, brush aside; "Jane shrugged off the news that her stock had fallen 3 points"
pass off - disregard; "She passed off the insult"
flout, scoff - treat with contemptuous disregard; "flout the rules"
turn a blind eye - refuse to acknowledge; "He turns a blind eye to the injustices in his office"
laugh away, laugh off - deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it; "She laughs away all these problems"
disoblige - ignore someone's wishes
Translations

w>brush off

vt sep
mud, snowabbürsten; insectverscheuchen
(inf: = reject) personabblitzen lassen (inf); suggestion, criticismzurückweisen
vi (mud etc) → sich abbürsten or (with hand, cloth) → abwischen lassen
References in classic literature ?
The next day he went out to hunt, and when he came home the first thing he did was to go up to the doll and brush off some of the ashes from the fire which had fallen on its face.
I have not seen you nor your friends, and I don't think you could gather all that dust that I saw Planchet brush off your boots yesterday from the pavement of Paris.
TEAM NEWS JAMAMES M ES McPAKAK PAK P E and Kevin Thomson and Kevin Thomson will brush off injuries to play but Phil will brush off injuries to play but Phil Roberts serves the second of a oberts serves the second of a four-match ban and keeper four-match ban and keeper Scott cott Bain is out after appendix surgery.
UNDER fire Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi tried to hug Barack Obama yesterday - but was given the brush off.
Using a step ladder, firstly brush off as much mould as you can with a broom, then sweep up mould that falls on the floor.
Nick Scholfield made the running on the 12-1 shot and they managed to brush off the attentions of Tony McCoy to gallop 12 lengths clear.
You just paint it on, leave to form a dry crust and then brush off.
SPORTING Lisbon coach Carlos Carvalhal has promised to brush off his side's poor domestic form to stun Everton today.