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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. bar from attention or consideration


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  • I asked as Upton grabbed a wide black-bristled brush off a shelf.

    Paradise Lost

  • 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.

    Our American King

  • Before she could brush off the dust, Maleeha was through the gate, running toward her.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • "Ugh!" she cried, trying desperately to brush off the stinky stuff.

    Stork Naked


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