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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w>brush down

vt sepabbürsten; horsestriegeln
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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.
In addition, fires periodically cover some islands, whether by accident or to keep brush down and facilitate seabird harvest.
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.
Darren Milburn, giving his uncle's Cleveland Bays a last minute brush down in 1989
First brush down your brow hairs to find your natural shape and groom back, then fill in any sparse areas with light strokes to frame your face and add definition.
Using the contour section, suck in the cheeks and run a brush down the jaw bone.
If wallpaper needs dusting down, attach a dust cloth over a broom and gently brush down.
After the labels are applied, containers may have to go through a label brush down device to make certain that the bottom of the labels are flush against the conveyor surface.
Start by taking a stiff brush and giving the piece of furniture a good brush down to remove dirt, moss and anything else that shouldn't be there.
This part of the handle is also raised, meaning the bristles don't touch the floor or table when you put the brush down, which is a brilliant idea.