brush
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brush(
bruhsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grooming tool)
a. el cepillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need a round brush for my hair.Necesito un cepillo redondo para mi cabello.
2. (cleaning tool)
a. el cepillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need a large brush to paint the fence.Necesito una brocha grande para pintar la valla.
b. el pincel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The fox had a lovely red brush.El zorro tenía una preciosa cola roja.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to clean)
a. cepillar
Melissa brushes her daughter's hair every morning.Melissa le cepilla el pelo a 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
I am always having to brush the dandruff off of my shoulders.Siempre tengo que estar sacudiéndome la caspa de los hombros.
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brush
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for clothes, hair)
a. el cepillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (for sweeping)
a. la cepillo m, escoba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (for painting pictures)
a. el pincel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (for house-painting, shaving)
a. la brocha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (action; to hair, teeth, horse)
a. el cepillado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to give one's hair a brushcepillarse el pelo
to give the floor a brushbarrer el suelo
6. (light touch)
a. el roce
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
7. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have a brush with the lawtener un problemilla con la ley
8. (of fox)
a. la cola
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
9. (undergrowth)
a. la maleza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (clean)
a. cepillar
11. (floor)
a. barrer
to brush one's haircepillarse el pelo
to brush one's teethlavarse or cepillarse los dientes
12. (touch lightly)
a. rozar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
13. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to brush against something/somebodyrozar algo/a alguien
to brush past something/somebodypasar rozando algo/a alguien
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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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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