noun An implement with a handle, consisting of bristles, hair, or wire set into a block, used for cleaning or scrubbing, applying a liquid or powder to a surface, arranging the hair, or other purposes. (a paint brush) A slight and fleeting touch. (the lightest brush of his lips against her cheek) The bushy tail of a fox. A thin stick set with long wire bristles, used to make a soft hissing sound on drums or cymbals. A piece of carbon or metal serving as an electrical contact with a moving part in a motor or alternator.
verb Remove (dust or dirt) by sweeping or scrubbing. (we'll be able to brush the mud off easily) Touch lightly and gently. (stems of grass brush against her legs)