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Synonyms:

abut, adjoin, border, brush, butt on, caress, come together, communicate, contact, converge.
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Correct spelling:
brush
Definition:
sweep across or over; " Her long skirt brushed the floor"; " A gasp swept cross the audience"

Synonyms:

noun
act
brush.
animal
brush.
artifact
brush.
battle
Wars, significant contact, strife, sortie, scrimmage, blitzkreig, combat, havoc.
beard
five-o-clock shadow, vandykes, muttonchops, stubbles, goatees, imperials, goatee, stubble.
brush
brushing, coppice, brushwood, clash, sweep, copse, encounter, thicket, light touch, skirmish.
brush aside
disregard, dismiss, ignore, flout, override, pooh-pooh, belittle.
brush off
slight, disregard, disown, repudiate, ignore, snub, dismiss, repulse, reject, spurn, cold-shoulder, rebuff.
brush up
study, freshen up, swot, relearn, improve, cram, revise, read up, polish up.
bush
wilds, briars, Boscage, scrubland, forest, the wild, briar, chaparral.
conflict
factionalism, divided loyalties, concours.
fight
skirmish, encounter, clash, tap, scrap, rub, set-to, conflict, fracas, tussle, run-in, touch, confrontation, engagement.
group
brushwood, brush, thicket, copse, coppice.
hinterland
hinterland, bush country, boonies.
lick
whiff.
melee
knock-down-drag-out.
opposition
counter-attack, unfriendliness, counter-attacks, Oppugnancy, Antinomies, negativism, obstructiveness, opposure, Antinomy.
run-in
run in.
scrappy bushes
chaparral, dingle, hedge, Boscage, cover, spinney, fern, gorse, undergrowth, grove, copse, bracken, underwood, coppice, sedge, thicket, scrub, shrubbery, brushwood.
thicket
Bosk, brushwood, coverts, Spinny, Spinnies.
tool with bristles for cleaning
toothbrush, broom, whisk, polisher, hairbrush, besom, sweeper, waxer, mop.
touch
tactility, palpation, Palpations, Taction, rubbings, touchings, fondling.
underbrush
brake, grove, bush, cover, Boskage, hedge, shrubbery, understory, undergrowth, underwood.
undergrowth
underbrush.
waste
marsh, dust bowl, brushland, barrens, waste.
verb
change
brush.
clean, prepare by whisking
polish, clean, paint, buff, wipe, wash.
contact
brush.
touch
rub, finger, ply, touch, twiddle, paw, kiss, contact, graze, feel, caress, palm, palpate, manipulate, skim.
touch lightly
contact, sweep, skim, graze, shave, caress, smooth, stroke, tickle, flick, glance, scrape, kiss.
Examples of usage:
  1. They closed like painter's brush when even was. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare
  2. The brush- wood sang nearer. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  3. We had a rough time getting down through brush and dead- falls to the river, but finally made it without an upset. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  4. It happened once when the poor man was going into the forest to fetch brush- wood, that he saw a bird which was quite golden and more beautiful than any he had ever chanced to meet with. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  5. Then he could wash his face and hands, brush his hair, and wait till the dinner- bell rang. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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