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Brush vs. Violence

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Brushnoun

An implement consisting of multiple more or less flexible bristles or other filaments attached to a handle, used for any of various purposes including cleaning, painting, and arranging hair.

Violencenoun

Extreme force.

‘The violence of the storm, fortunately, was more awesome than destructive.’;

Brushnoun

The act of brushing something.

‘She gave her hair a quick brush.’;

Violencenoun

Action which causes destruction, pain, or suffering.

‘We try to avoid violence in resolving conflicts.’;

Brushnoun

A piece of conductive material, usually carbon, serving to maintain electrical contact between the stationary and rotating parts of a machine.

Violencenoun

Widespread fighting.

‘Violence between the government and the rebels continues.’;

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Brushnoun

A brush-like electrical discharge of sparks.

Violencenoun

(figuratively) Injustice, wrong.

‘The translation does violence to the original novel.’;

Brushnoun

(uncountable) Wild vegetation, generally larger than grass but smaller than trees (Wikipedia).

Violencenoun

(obsolete) ravishment; rape; violation

Brushnoun

A short and sometimes occasional encounter or experience.

‘He has had brushes with communism from time to time.’;

Violenceverb

(nonstandard) To subject to violence.

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Brushnoun

The furry tail of an animal, especially of a fox.

Violencenoun

The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force.

‘That sealYou ask with such a violence, the king,Mine and your master, with his own hand gave me.’; ‘All the elementsAt least had gone to wrack, disturbed and tornWith the violence of this conflict.’;

Brushnoun

(zoology) A tuft of hair on the mandibles.

Violencenoun

Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault.

‘Do violence to do man.’; ‘We can not, without offering violence to all records, divine and human, deny an universal deluge.’; ‘Looking down, he sawThe whole earth filled with violence.’;

Brushnoun

(archaic) A short contest, or trial, of speed.

Violencenoun

Ravishment; rape; constupration.

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Brushnoun

(music) An instrument, resembling a brush, used to produce a soft sound from drums or cymbals.

Violenceverb

To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel.

Brushnoun

(computer graphics) An on-screen tool for "painting" a particular colour or texture.

Violencenoun

an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists);

‘he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one’;

Brushnoun

(video games) In 3D video games, a convex polyhedron, especially one that defines structure of the play area.

Violencenoun

the property of being wild or turbulent;

‘the storm's violence’;

Brushnoun

The floorperson of a poker room, usually in a casino.

Violencenoun

a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

Brushnoun

(North Wisconsin, uncountable) Evergreen boughs, especially balsam, locally cut and baled for export, usually for use in wreathmaking.

Violence

Violence is the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy. Other definitions are also used, such as the World Health Organization's definition of violence as Internationally, violence resulted in deaths of an estimated 1.28 million people in 2013 up from 1.13 million in 1990.

‘the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.’;

Brushverb

(transitive) To clean with a brush.

‘Brush your teeth.’;

Brushverb

(transitive) To untangle or arrange with a brush.

‘Brush your hair.’;

Brushverb

(transitive) To apply with a brush.

‘Brush the paint onto the walls.’;

Brushverb

(transitive) To remove with a sweeping motion.

‘Brush the flour off your clothes.’;

Brushverb

(ambitransitive) To touch with a sweeping motion, or lightly in passing.

‘Her scarf brushed his skin.’;

Brushverb

(intransitive) To clean one's teeth by brushing them.

Brushnoun

An instrument composed of bristles, or other like material, set in a suitable back or handle, as of wood, bone, or ivory, and used for various purposes, as in removing dust from clothes, laying on colors, etc. Brushes have different shapes and names according to their use; as, clothes brush, paint brush, tooth brush, etc.

Brushnoun

The bushy tail of a fox.

Brushnoun

A tuft of hair on the mandibles.

Brushnoun

Branches of trees lopped off; brushwood.

Brushnoun

A thicket of shrubs or small trees; the shrubs and small trees in a wood; underbrush.

Brushnoun

land covered with brush{5}; in Australia, a dense growth of vegetation in good soil, including shrubs and trees, mostly small.

Brushnoun

A bundle of flexible wires or thin plates of metal, used to conduct an electrical current to or from the commutator of a dynamo, electric motor, or similar apparatus.

Brushnoun

The act of brushing; as, to give one's clothes a brush; a rubbing or grazing with a quick motion; a light touch; as, we got a brush from the wheel as it passed.

‘[As leaves] have with one winter's brushFell from their boughts.’;

Brushnoun

A skirmish; a slight encounter; a shock or collision; as, to have a brush with an enemy; a brush with the law.

‘Let grow thy sinews till their knots be strong,And tempt not yet the brushes of the war.’;

Brushnoun

A short contest, or trial, of speed.

‘Let us enjoy a brush across the country.’;

Brushverb

To apply a brush to, according to its particular use; to rub, smooth, clean, paint, etc., with a brush.

Brushverb

To touch in passing, or to pass lightly over, as with a brush.

‘Some spread their sailes, some with strong oars sweepThe waters smooth, and brush the buxom wave.’; ‘Brushed with the kiss of rustling wings.’;

Brushverb

To remove or gather by brushing, or by an act like that of brushing, or by passing lightly over, as wind; - commonly with off.

‘As wicked dew as e'er my mother brushedWith raven's feather from unwholesome fen.’; ‘And from the boughts brush off the evil dew.’; ‘You have commissioned me to paint your shop, and I have done my best to brush you up like your neighbors.’;

Brushverb

To move nimbly in haste; to move so lightly as scarcely to be perceived; as, to brush by.

‘Snatching his hat, he brushed off like the wind.’;

Brushnoun

a dense growth of bushes

Brushnoun

an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle

Brushnoun

momentary contact

Brushnoun

conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor

Brushnoun

a minor short-term fight

Brushnoun

the act of brushing your teeth;

‘the dentist recommended two brushes a day’;

Brushnoun

the act of brushing your hair;

‘he gave his hair a quick brush’;

Brushnoun

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’;

Brushverb

rub with a brush, or as if with a brush;

‘Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket’;

Brushverb

touch lightly and briefly;

‘He brushed the wall lightly’;

Brushverb

clean with a brush;

‘She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet’;

Brushverb

sweep across or over;

‘Her long skirt brushed the floor’; ‘A gasp swept cross the audience’;

Brushverb

remove with or as if with a brush;

‘brush away the crumbs’; ‘brush the dust from the jacket’; ‘brush aside the objections’;

Brushverb

cover by brushing;

‘brush the bread with melted butter’;

Brushnoun

an implement with a handle and a block of bristles, hair, or wire, used especially for cleaning, applying a liquid or powder to a surface, or arranging the hair

‘a shaving brush’;

Brushnoun

an act of sweeping, applying, or arranging with a brush or with one's hand

‘he gave the seat a brush’;

Brushnoun

a light and fleeting touch

‘the lightest brush of his lips against her cheek’;

Brushnoun

a brief encounter with someone or something unpleasant or notable

‘a brush with death’; ‘my first brush with fame’;

Brushnoun

the bushy tail of a fox.

Brushnoun

a drumstick with long wire bristles, used to make a soft hissing sound on drums or cymbals.

Brushnoun

a piece of carbon or metal serving as an electrical contact with a moving part in a motor or alternator.

Brushnoun

girls or women regarded sexually

‘‘Beer first, brush later.’’;

Brushnoun

undergrowth, small trees, and shrubs.

Brushnoun

land covered with undergrowth, small trees, and shrubs.

Brushnoun

cut brushwood.

Brushnoun

dense forest.

Brushverb

remove (dust or dirt) by sweeping or scrubbing

‘we'll be able to brush the mud off easily’;

Brushverb

use a brush or one's hand to remove dust or dirt from (something)

‘she brushed down her best coat’;

Brushverb

clean (one's teeth) with a brush.

Brushverb

arrange (one's hair) by running a brush through it

‘she carefully made up her face and brushed her long auburn hair’;

Brushverb

apply a liquid to (a surface) with a brush

‘brush the potatoes with oil’;

Brushverb

touch lightly and gently

‘stems of grass brush against her legs’; ‘their fingers brushed as she took the glass from him’;

Brushverb

push (something) away with a quick movement of the hand

‘she brushed a wisp of hair away from her face’;

Brush

A brush is a common tool with bristles, wire or other filaments. It generally consists of a handle or block to which filaments are affixed in either a parallel or perpendicular orientation, depending on the way the brush is to be gripped during use.

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