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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

... bound to rub against the wall with their free end and are liable to get rumpled or bent. She goes out backwards, reaches the outside, turns round and goes in again, but this time the opposite way, so as to brush off the load of pollen from her abdomen on to the heap. If the gallery is at all long, this crawling backwards becomes troublesome after a time; and the Osmia soon abandons a passage that is too small to allow ...
— Bramble-bees and Others • J. Henri Fabre

... however harmless it might seem to the majority of affianced people, might cause her a troubled thought, than I would have permitted a stranger to kiss my sister. Her maiden shyness was a bloom which I did not wish to brush off. I took her hand in my own as we turned to retrace our steps to the house, and stood looking down at her in the wonderful September moonlight. She seemed a vestal virgin, in her long, clinging dress of white wool, with a scarf thrown about ...
— A Village Ophelia and Other Stories • Anne Reeve Aldrich

... outside to brush off our clothes," proposed Jim, "and I'm going to empty this dirty water myself." He started out with it when he met one of the servants in the hall. With many explanations, numerous gestures and much excitement, she took the pail from ...
— Frontier Boys on the Coast - or in the Pirate's Power • Capt. Wyn Roosevelt

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

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