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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

... you're right, Billy. Well, I guess we'd better get a move on. (Going into bedroom and getting hair brush off of dresser.) We can't get out of here any too soon to suit me. (Putting brush in bag on Table R., then ...
— Writing for Vaudeville • Brett Page

... to watch for her," exclaimed Mrs. Flagg, beginning to brush off the dust of travel. "There, I feel an excellent appetite, don't you? And we ain't got more 'n three or four miles to go, if we have that. I wonder what Mis' Timms is likely to give us for dinner; she spoke of makin' a good many ...
— The Life of Nancy • Sarah Orne Jewett

... then go outside, closing the teepee tight and eat supper around the cooking fire. After that was over they would cautiously open the teepee to find the grass all gone and the fire low, a dense cloud of smoke still in the upper part, but below it clear air. They would then brush off the Mosquitoes that had alighted on their clothes, crawl into the lodge and close the door tight. Not a Mosquito was left alive in it, and the smoke hanging about the smoke-vent was enough to keep them from coming in, and so they slept in peace. Thus they could baffle the worst ...
— Two Little Savages • Ernest Thompson Seton

... I not been at marriages in England?" he declared, with startling fierceness. "Men and women crowd about the bride; they press in line and kiss her; bearded mouths and shaven lips, young and old, they brush off that exquisite bloom of innocence which a husband delights to discover. Her lips are soiled, fanee.... And then the man and woman go away together into a public hotel or a train, and the people laugh ...
— The Palace of Darkened Windows • Mary Hastings Bradley

... 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 Jim ...
— Frontier Boys on the Coast - or in the Pirate's Power • Capt. Wyn Roosevelt

... Brush off all excelsior and dirt, and examine the battery carefully to see if it has been damaged during shipment. If any damage has been done, claim should be made against the express ...
— The Automobile Storage Battery - Its Care And Repair • O. A. Witte

... Hazelton, as they descended, "when Old Dut was calling on you to go forward and do your little stunt, did you notice the fly on the left side of his nose that he was trying to brush off without letting any one see the ...
— The Grammar School Boys in Summer Athletics • H. Irving Hancock

... shapes, and afterwards lay the following mixture on with a small brush, in imitation of the mottle of tortoiseshell:—Take equal parts of quicklime and litharge, and mix with strong soap-lees; let this remain until it is thoroughly dry, brush off, and repeat two or three times, if necessary. Such parts as are required to be of a reddish brown should be covered with a mixture of whiting and ...
— Enquire Within Upon Everything - The Great Victorian Domestic Standby • Anonymous

... had been put on Dick put the cartridge in the rifle. He was careful to do this last, as he did not wish to take any chances with the trap while he was testing it. But he and Albert ran a little wall of brush off on either side in order that the cougar, if cougar it were, should be induced to approach the muzzle directly in front. When all the work was finished, the ...
— The Last of the Chiefs - A Story of the Great Sioux War • Joseph Altsheler

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

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