Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: brushed
IPA transcription: [bɹ'ʌʃt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: brushed
    Meaning: touched lightly in passing; grazed against; "of all the people brushed against in a normal day on a city street I remember not a one"
  • Synonyms: brushed
    Meaning: (of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush; "with shining hair neatly brushed"; "the freshly brushed clothes hung in the closet"
Usage examples
  • His elbow brushed her shoulder.
  • It had to be brushed and plaited a dozen times a day."
  • He leaned over and brushed a scrap of paper from her grey cloak.
  • Waldron got up stiffly and carefully brushed the cinders from his coat.
  • The officers had by this time risen from their knees and brushed the dust from their trousers.
  • "I'm so sorry I scooted them!" Raggedy Andy cried, as he brushed his hand over his shoe button eyes.
  • His sleeve brushed against her shoulder. Something in his face arrested the answer she meant to make.
  • He brushed furtively at the caked dust on his legs, remembering, irritably, the elegance of Waldron, whom he had saved.
  • He had the frank open countenance, neatly brushed hair and tidy clothes that betoken a clear conscience and a good mother.
  • As they sat thus something brushed against Peter as light as a kiss, and stayed there, as if saying timidly, "Can I be of any use?"