from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To review; to improve an existing but rusty or under-developed skill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. refresh one's memory
- v. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"She is one of grandpapa's guests, I can tell you," said little Ellen Chauncey; "and he says we must brush up our country manners – she's come from the great city."
He’s the only person I’ve ever met who does decoction brewing, and he’s the only person I’ve ever met who might brush up against that 300-gallon-a-year limit set by the government.
The Silkworm sites — I guess I better brush up on those.
Had our … urn … courtship not been such a whirlwind one, I would have had time to brush up on my Debrett’s.”
Sometimes the Betty would come in, and the great barrel-like dress would brush up clouds of dust from the storeroom floor.
We're having a chem - istry quizz tomorrow, and I wanted to brush up a bit. "