brush off

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: brushoff and brush-off

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

brush off

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see brush,‎ off. To remove something with a brush.
  2. (idiomatic) To disregard (something), to dismiss or ignore (someone), as unimportant.
  3. (dated) To depart with a sweeping motion.
    • Goldsmith
      Snatching his hat, he brushed off like the wind.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

brush off (plural brush offs)

  1. Alternative spelling of brush-off