Nouns (16)

brushing, brush
n. the act of brushing your hair; "he gave his hair a quick brush"
brushing, brush
n. the act of brushing your teeth; "the dentist recommended two brushes a day"
skirmish, encounter, clash, brush
n. a minor short-term fight
n. an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
n. a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)
n. contact with something dangerous or undesirable; "I had a brush with danger on my way to work"; "he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"
coppice, thicket, copse, brushwood, brush
n. a dense growth of bushes

Verbs (6)

v. cover by brushing; "brush the bread with melted butter"
v. touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"
v. rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
v. clean with a brush; "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
sweep, brush
v. sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"

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Fuzzynyms (41)

n. a boxing or wrestling match; "the fight was on television last night"
engagement, fight, conflict, battle
n. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
battle, struggle, conflict
n. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
n. a struggle between rivals
involution, involvement, participation, engagement
n. the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
n. a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
woodlet, plantation, orchard, grove
n. garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
whisk broom, whisk
n. a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
n. a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
affray, fracas, altercation
n. noisy quarrel
n. a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
n. a small growth of trees without underbrush
ground cover, groundcover
n. small plants other than saplings growing on a forest floor
antagonism, enmity, hostility
n. a state of deep-seated ill-will
state of war, war
n. a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"
neaten, groom
v. care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
curry, groom, dress
v. give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
v. touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"
v. touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter in passing"
v. move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"

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