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Brush off   /brəʃ ɔf/   Listen
Brush off

Bar from attention or consideration.  Synonyms: brush aside, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside.

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"Brush off" Quotes from Famous Books

... need hardly dwell on the boot-cleaning process: three good brushes and good blacking must be provided; one of the brushes hard, to brush off the mud; the other soft, to lay on the blacking; the third of a medium hardness, for polishing; and each should be kept for its particular use. The blacking should be kept corked up, except when in use, and applied to the brush with a sponge ...
— The Book of Household Management • Mrs. Isabella Beeton

Words linked to "Brush off" :   shrug off, laugh off, pass off, scoff, slight, flout, discredit, cold-shoulder, laugh away, turn a blind eye, brush-off, reject, disoblige

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