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See also: bursten and Bürsten



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bürsten (third-person singular simple present bürstet, past tense bürstete, past participle gebürstet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to brush (hair)
    Ich bürste dir kurz die Haare.
    I’ll brush your hair quickly.
  2. (transitive) to brush someone’s hair (avoided in many contexts for being suggestive of the vulgar sense below)
    Ich bürste dich kurz.
    I’ll brush your hair quickly.
    (literally, “I’ll brush you quickly.”)
  3. (reflexive) to brush one’s own hair (not suggestive)
    Ich bürste mich kurz.
    I’ll brush my hair quickly.
  4. (transitive) to scrub; to clean a surface with a brush (but not usually teeth, for which putzen)
    Die Kacheln müsste ich mal richtig bürsten.
    I have to properly brush these tiles sometime.
  5. (transitive, colloquial, vulgar) to fuck, have sex with


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