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
Example sentences from the Web for brandish
The $50,000 reward means a weapon was brandished to either the customers or the employees.
One African American woman brandished a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution while marching.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Try standing up to officialdom with that amount of cleavage brandished at you.Ukraine’s Pro-Putin Rebels Prepare for a Last Stand|David Patrikarakos|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another time Todd came by, he says White refused to open the door, brandished a knife, and told Todd to leave.Gallery Owner Accused of Cyberstalking Members of L.A.’s Art Scene|Caitlin Dickson|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even if brandished as a symbol of freedom and expression, they were designed as weapons, and they kill people every day.
He dragged the blackened brush through a vessel of clear water, then brandished it like the madman Mata thought him.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
While a score or so faced about to meet the Mexicans, a dozen charged with screeches and brandished lances upon the Texan.Overland|John William De Forest
"I tole ye I would cut yer heart out," he panted as he brandished the knife.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
He stormed and wheedled, threatened and bribed; the obnoxious instrument was constantly brandished before his eyes.Alone|Marion Harland
The wood had been piled high, and was crowned by a shock of flames, which the draught of the chimney brandished to and fro.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson