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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"Use mild soap and water, making sure to always point the brush down so water can't enter the handle, then shape the brush back in its original form before hanging to dry so the bristles don't become flat on one side.
Here's the key to this gleaming look: Work a boar-bristle brush down small sections of your hair, following it directly with your flatiron.
It's time to dust off your platform boots and brush down your denims because on Friday Motherwell Concert Hall will be all things ABBA.
The makeup is applied symmetrically, moving the brush down the face - from the forehead, to the corner of each eye, to the cheek, and so on - in outward strokes.
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.
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.
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.