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Mop vs. Brush

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Mopnoun

An implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle.

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.

Mopnoun

(humorous) A dense head of hair.

‘He ran a comb through his mop and hurried out the door.’;

Brushnoun

The act of brushing something.

‘She gave her hair a quick brush.’;

Mopnoun

A fair where servants are hired.

Brushnoun

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

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Mopnoun

The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.

Brushnoun

A brush-like electrical discharge of sparks.

Mopnoun

A made-up face; a grimace.

Brushnoun

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

Mopverb

(transitive) To rub, scrub, clean or wipe with a mop, or as if with a mop.

‘to mop (or scrub) a floor’; ‘to mop one's face with a handkerchief’;

Brushnoun

A short and sometimes occasional encounter or experience.

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

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Mopverb

(intransitive) To make a wry expression with the mouth.

Brushnoun

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

Mopnoun

A made-up face; a grimace.

Brushnoun

(zoology) A tuft of hair on the mandibles.

Mopnoun

An implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle.

Brushnoun

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

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Mopnoun

A fair where servants are hired.

Brushnoun

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

Mopnoun

The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.

Brushnoun

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

Mopverb

To make a wry mouth.

Brushnoun

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

Mopverb

To rub or wipe with a mop, or as with a mop; as, to mop a floor; to mop one's face with a handkerchief.

Brushnoun

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

Mopnoun

cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors

Brushnoun

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

Mopverb

to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop;

‘Mop the hallway now’; ‘He mopped her forehead with a towel’;

Brushverb

(transitive) To clean with a brush.

‘Brush your teeth.’;

Mopverb

make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip;

‘mop and mow’; ‘The girl pouted’;

Brushverb

(transitive) To untangle or arrange with a brush.

‘Brush your hair.’;

Mop

A mop (such as a floor mop) is a mass or bundle of coarse strings or yarn, etc., or a piece of cloth, sponge or other absorbent material, attached to a pole or stick. It is used to soak up liquid, for cleaning floors and other surfaces, to mop up dust, or for other cleaning purposes.

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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