brush past

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Related to brush past: On a par, loose end, warn off, give rise to, run an errand, rubbing shoulders

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vistreifen (→ prep obj +acc); as he brushed pastals er mich/ihn etc streifte
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They passed close by the unhappy being, who, concealed behind the damask curtain, almost felt Mercedes dress brush past him, and his son's warm breath, pronouncing these words, -- "Courage, mother
British number three Ward surrendered 65 places in the world rankings to his opponent but produced an accomplished performance to brush past the 21-year-old Czech 6-2 7-6 (7/4) 3-6 6-3.
Rita Williams, from Maesteg, felt the bullet brush past her head as it tore through her hat.
Southampton 2 Bristol City 0 DEFENDER Jos Hooiveld finally scored in the right net to help Saints brush past City.
Kildare are hot tips to brush past their Division 3 opposition but Doyle admits: "When our standard falls we're a very average team.
The defeat brought to an end a dream debut season in the Champions League in which Tottenham have won the hearts of many a neutral thanks to the enterprising football which had seen them tear apart Inter Milan and brush past their neighbours AC Milan to make the last eight.
A TROPICAL storm heading for Taiwan has strengthened to a typhoon and is expected to brush past southern areas today.
The Serb took only 47 minutes to brush past former Wimbledon finalist Nalbandian to set up a showdown with Rafael Nadal which could prove a form guide to which of them has the better chance of unseating SW19 champion Roger Federer in three weeks' time.
St Helens are 5-2 second favourites, but the Rhinos look unstoppable at the moment as they brush past all-comers.
JOHN COUGHLIN saw his Berwick side brush past Elgin - then urged his troops to get back in the race for promotion.
But no comprehensive assessment of his social and spiritual legacy would be complete without an acknowledgment of his teaching on issues that conservatives typically brush past during their turn at the cafeteria Catholic's buffet.
Presidents Bush and da Silva get along well, two straight-talking guys who like to brush past details, including the fact that they come from opposing political camps.