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Brush down   /brəʃ daʊn/   Listen
Brush down

Reprimand.  Synonym: tell off.

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"Brush down" Quotes from Famous Books

... at the head of the sluice-box and gave directions how they should turn off the most of the water, wash down the "toilings" very low, lift up the "riffle," brush down the "apron," and finally set the pan in the lower end of the "sluice-toil" and pour in the quicksilver to gather up ...
— The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories • Various

Words linked to "Brush down" :   bawl out, chew up, remonstrate, rag, lambaste, chew out, scold, trounce, chide, lambast, have words, call on the carpet, dress down, lecture, berate, jaw, reproof, take to task, reprimand, call down, rebuke

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