verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of brandish
OTHER WORDS FROM brandishbran·dish·er, noun
Words nearby brandish
Example sentences from the Web for brandish
Those who do nothing to end the slaughter are as complicit as those who brandish their weapons.
It does not give you license to brandish a gun and wave it around.
Both Cameron and Sarkozy will now brandish their cojones, claiming to have had “a good war.”
As with his Harvard degree, Obama did not hesitate to brandish his pretty white wife with the Boston accent.
An ambitious stripling has only to brandish his sword and shout a few magniloquent words to induce them to rush to certain death.My Religion|Leo Tolstoy
Suddenly he was startled by seeing his mother snatch a stump of a fire-shovel from the hearth and brandish it over his head.All He Knew|John Habberton
Who are we, the Wolves, to brandish empty firearms, to shrink from letting a little blood!Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo|E. Phillips Oppenheim
They brandish their torches and swiftly spin on one leg, and snap their fingers to chase away the aggressive spirits.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
Thou didst also worship the bountiful immortals, and wast the first to brandish the veresma and to sing the Gathas.