- a conductor, often made of carbon or copper or a combination of the two, serving to maintain electric contact between stationary and moving parts of a machine, generator, or other apparatus.
- brush discharge.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for brush
Origin of brush1
OTHER WORDS FROM brushbrush·a·ble, adjectivebrusher, nounbrushlike, adjectiveun·brush·a·ble, adjective
Words nearby brush
Definition for brush (2 of 3)
Origin of brush2
OTHER WORDS FROM brushbrush·i·ness, noun
Definition for brush (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for brush
At issue is a change the utility made to the amount of trees and other brush it clears around utility poles and power lines, especially in high fire-risk areas.Watchdog Warns: SDG&E’s Tree-Trimming Plan Could Worsen Wildfires|MacKenzie Elmer|August 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The researchers then used a brush and “painted” virus onto animals that had been infected and were now immune.Dust can infect animals with flu, raising coronavirus concerns|Erin Garcia de Jesus|August 24, 2020|Science News For Students
The easements would effectively be a legal agreement that would allow the developer to ensure that flammable brush on private property near Lilac Hills Ranch was managed safely.The Burning Question Surrounding the Latest Version of Lilac Hills Ranch|Maya Srikrishnan|June 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
That was comparable to another set of three similar trees pollinated by hand with a standard pollen brush.Bubble-blowing drones may one day aid artificial pollination|Maria Temming|June 22, 2020|Science News
Short dogs have to work too hard just to break through the brush, she says.
But just up the steep river bank and through the brush is an opening.
Before this latest brush with the law, the rapper was facing pot-bust and unrelated gun charges.Rapper Bobby Shmurda Arrested at New York’s Notorious Quad Studios|M.L. Nestel|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was starting to look like Cosby might not brush this scandal off.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account|Scott Porch|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brush the pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with fleur de sel and pepper.
Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, place on a sheet pan, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
We squatted in the long grass and buck-brush, listening, and a few seconds later heard a horse snort distinctly.
Her success increased her confidence in herself and enhanced the boldness and freedom with which she handled her brush.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Two or three small parties of guerrillas had been sighted, but they took to the brush at the sight of the Federals.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Grandfather Mole felt it brush his back as it swept into place again.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Near noon I found a place where they'd cached two extra horses in the brush on Sage Creek.
British Dictionary definitions for brush (1 of 2)
Derived forms of brushbrusher, nounbrushlike, adjective
Word Origin for brush
British Dictionary definitions for brush (2 of 2)
Word Origin for brush
Idioms and Phrases with brush
In addition to the idioms beginning with brush
- brush aside
- brush off
- brush up
- give someone the air (brush off)
- have a brush with
- tarred with the same brush