brush up against

brush up against неожиданно встретиться с трудностями I hadn't thought thatwe would brush up against so much opposition in this town.

Англо-русский словарь. — М.: Советская энциклопедия. . 1969.

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  • brush */*/ — I UK [brʌʃ] / US verb Word forms brush : present tense I/you/we/they brush he/she/it brushes present participle brushing past tense brushed past participle brushed 1) [transitive] to make something clean or tidy using a brush brush your… …   English dictionary

  • brush up — v. 1) (d; intr.) to brush up against (to brush up against a wall) 2) (D; intr.) to brush up on (to brush up on one s Latin) * * * [ brʌʃ ʌp] (d; intr.) to brush up against (to brush up against a wall) (D; intr.) to brush up on (to brush up on one …   Combinatory dictionary

  • brush — brush1 [ brʌʃ ] noun ** ▸ 1 tool ▸ 2 light touch ▸ 3 short experience ▸ 4 fox s tail ▸ 5 trees/branches ▸ 6 use of a brush 1. ) count an object used for painting, cleaning things, or making your hair neat. It consists of a handle with stiff… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brush — vb Brush, graze, glance, shave, skim are comparable when they mean to touch lightly in passing. Brush implies a movement like the flick of a brush upon a surface: sometimes it suggests no more than an almost impalpable touching, but sometimes it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • brush — I n. 1) to apply a brush to 2) a bottle; clothes brush; hairbrush; nailbrush; paintbrush; scrub (AE), scrubbing (BE); shaving brush; toothbrush; upholstery brush II v. 1) (d; intr.) to brush against (she brushed against the table) 2) (d; intr.)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • brush — [[t]brʌ̱ʃ[/t]] ♦♦♦ brushes, brushing, brushed 1) N COUNT A brush is an object which has a large number of bristles or hairs fixed to it. You use brushes for painting, for cleaning things, and for tidying your hair. We gave him paint and brushes …   English dictionary

  • brush — 01. You d better [brush] your hair; it s a real mess. 02. He dipped the [brush] in the paint. 03. If you need to fix your hair, there is a [brush] on the table next to the bed. 04. Sophie uses different sizes and thicknesses of [brushes] when she …   Grammatical examples in English

  • brush — brush1 S3 [brʌʃ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(object for cleaning/painting)¦ 2¦(trees)¦ 3¦(movement)¦ 4¦(touch)¦ 5 6¦(tail)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1, 3 6; Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Early French broisse, from Old French broce ( …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brush — 1 noun 1 FOR CLEANING (C) an object that you use for cleaning, painting etc, made with a lot of hairs, bristles (bristle1 (2)), or thin pieces of plastic fixed to a handle: a hairbrush | Get a brush and sweep up all that rubbish. 2 (singular) a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • brush — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ stiff, stiff bristled ▪ Scrub the wood thoroughly with water and a stiff brush. ▪ fine, soft, soft bristled ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • brush — [1] A paintbrush. See airbrush. [2] The pieces of carbon, or copper, that rub against the commutator on the generator or starter motor or against the slip rings on an alternator. As they wear down, they need to be replaced. Also see carbon brush… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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