brush verb

1 clean with a brush

ADV. down She hummed happily as she brushed down her coat.

PREP. at Lucille brushed at the blood on his jacket.

PHRASES brush sth clean

2 touch lightly

ADV. gently, lightly | accidentally

PREP. against She carefully avoided brushing against the man sitting beside her at the table. | by She brushed by him and dashed up the stairs. | past I hardly noticed the man who brushed past me in the corridor. | with He brushed her lips with his.