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brush
noun
1. (grooming tool)
a. el cepillo (M)
I need a round brush for my hair.Necesito un cepillo redondo para mi cabello.
2. (cleaning tool)
a. el cepillo (M)
Use the brush to remove the dirt from your blanket.Usa el cepillo para quitar la suciedad de tu manta.
3. (painting tool)
a. la brocha (F)
I need a large brush to paint the fence.Necesito una brocha grande para pintar la valla.
b. el pincel (M)
Owning Picasso's brushes and paint does not make you an artist.Tener las pinturas y los pinceles de Picasso no te convierte en artista.
4. (scrubland)
a. la maleza (F)
We need to clear this brush before we can plant the flowers.Necesitamos quitar esta maleza antes de que podamos sembrar las flores.
5. (light touch)
a. el roce (M)
He still remembered the brush of her fingers on his arm.Todavía recordaba el roce de sus dedos en su brazo.
6. (encounter)
a. el roce (M)
That car accident was his first brush with death.Ese accidente automovilístico fue su primer roce con la muerte.
7. (act of brushing)
a. el cepillado (M)
The horse is always happy after a good brush.El caballo siempre está feliz después de un buen cepillado.
8. (fox tail)
a. la cola (F)
The fox had a lovely red brush.El zorro tenía una preciosa cola roja.
transitive verb
9. (to clean)
a. cepillar
She brushes her daughter's hair every morning.Ella cepilla el pelo de su hija todas las mañanas.
b. cepillarse (pronominal use)
Go brush your teeth.Ve a cepillarte los dientes.
10. (to touch lightly)
a. rozar
He brushed her cheek with his lips.Él rozó su mejilla con sus labios.
11. (to remove)
a. sacudir
Siempre tengo que estar sacudiéndome la caspa de los hombros.I am always having to brush the dandruff off of my shoulders.
brush
[brʌʃ]
noun
1. cepillo (m) (for clothes, hair); cepillo (m) , escoba (f) (for sweeping); pincel (m) (for painting pictures); brocha (f) (for house-painting, shaving)
2. cepillado (m) (action) (to hair, teeth, horse)
  • to give one's hair a brush cepillarse el pelo
  • to give the floor a brush barrer el suelo
3. roce (m) (light touch)
  • to have a brush with the law (familiar) tener un problemilla con la ley
4. cola (f) (of fox)
5. maleza (f) (undergrowth)
transitive verb
6. cepillar (clean); barrer (floor)
  • to brush one's hair cepillarse el pelo
  • to brush one's teeth lavarse or cepillarse los dientes
7. rozar (touch lightly)
intransitive verb
también:
  • to brush against something/somebody rozar algo/a alguien
  • to brush past something/somebody pasar rozando algo/a alguien
brush [brʌʃ]
noun
1 (gen) cepillo (m); (sweeping brush) cepillo (m); escobilla (f); (scrubbing brush) cepillo (m) de cerda; (shaving brush, decorator's) brocha (f); (paint brush) (artist's) pincel (m); (Electricity and Electronics) (contact) escobilla (f)
shoe brush cepillo (m) para zapatos
2 (act of brushing) cepillado (m)
give your coat a brush cepíllate el abrigo; let's give it a brush vamos a pasar el cepillo
3 (tail) [of fox] rabo (m); hopo (m)
4 (skirmish) roce (m)
to have a brush with the police tener un roce con la policía
5 (light touch) toque (m)
6 (undergrowth) maleza (f); broza (f)
transitive verb
1 (clean) [+floor] cepillar; [+clothes, hair] cepillar
to brush one's shoes limpiarse los zapatos; to brush one's teeth lavarse los dientes; cepillarse los dientes
2 (touch lightly) rozar
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