verb (used with object)
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Origin of brandish
OTHER WORDS FROM brandishbran·dish·er, noun
Example sentences from the Web for brandish
The $50,000 reward means a weapon was brandished to either the customers or the employees.
Even if brandished as a symbol of freedom and expression, they were designed as weapons, and they kill people every day.
Alarmed, Kegui brandished a knife and, official accounts say, slashed at the intruders, inflicting injuries, then fled.Chen Guangcheng Fears Authorities Will Persecute Relatives He Leaves Behind|Melinda Liu|May 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The clip played with the belabored simplicity of a silent movie—one lug and two thugs, brandished gun and chain-snatch.
The existing stereotypes about them brandished by the West can be equally suffocating.
This young man held a whip, which he brandished in the air like a rider about to mount his horse.Yiddish Tales|Various
It is true that the Vardell family coat-of-arms was not concealed—but it was not brandished or expounded.St. Cuthbert's|Robert E. Knowles
They were pursued during this wild race by the yelling crowd, bounding around them with brandished weapons.The Human Race|Louis Figuier
Then they bounded up, overturning the seats and the torches: the crowd of them rushed towards the altar; they brandished daggers.Salammbo|Gustave Flaubert
He brandished the document at me on which the present case is founded, and I suspected him of an attempt at blackmail.The Golden Web|Anthony Partridge