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- n. Alternative spelling of brush-off.
- v. Used other than as an idiom: see brush, off. To remove something with a brush.
- v. To disregard (something), to dismiss or ignore (someone), as unimportant.
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- v. bar from attention or consideration
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I asked as Upton grabbed a wide black-bristled brush off a shelf.
One moment John Bett is a powerful negotiator about to brush off another group of ruffians, the next moment his leaking head is held in a man’s hand as his golf-clad body slumps to a pile and twitches as if trying to figure out how to get up again.
Before she could brush off the dust, Maleeha was through the gate, running toward her.
"Ugh!" she cried, trying desperately to brush off the stinky stuff.