Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mining, that part of the roof or floor of a roadway which is removed to increase its height.
  • Brisk; rapid: as, a brushing gallop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Constructed or used to brush with; as a brushing machine.
  • adjective Brisk; light.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of brush.
  • noun An instance of brushing.
  • adjective dated brisk; light

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

  • noun the act of brushing your teeth
  • noun the act of brushing your hair

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Examples

  • Do you call brushing off your shoulder and obscene gesture?

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  • How old is it? one of the workers asks in Spanish, brushing the sawdust off his forearms.

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  • The tips are great, especially loved the idea of brushing the pan with the butter, and making them in advance and keeping warm in the oven.

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  • I also prefer scrubbing in the shower to dry brushing, which is a popular technique for exfoliating and boosting circulation.

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  • And I like the idea of brushing the cakes with the pomegranate molasses!

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  • ABRASION: The proportion of cement should reduce material lost to 3% or less after 50 cycles of brushing, which is an excellent performance.

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  • Ginevra makes a movement that the cynical might describe as brushing

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  • Either we don't have fancy electronic gadgets, or we just plain love the idea of brushing shoulders with the masters of the language in the quiet solitude of a library.

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  • But enamel is subject to abrasion by certain products and even too-vigorous brushing, which is why it is important to figure out ways to reduce damage to this part of the tooth, Azer said.

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  • But enamel is subject to abrasion by certain products and even too-vigorous brushing, which is why it is important to figure out ways to reduce damage to this part of the tooth, Azer said.

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