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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (decorator's paintbrush)pennello nm
 The painter used a wide brush to paint the house.
 Il pittore ha usato un pennello grande per dipingere la casa.
brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (artist's paintbrush) (artistico)pennello nm
 The artist used a small brush to paint the fine lines.
 L'artista ha usato un pennello fine per dipingere le linee sottili.
brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bristled implement for hair) (capelli)spazzola nf
 The girl fixes her hair with her favourite brush.
 La ragazza usa la sua spazzola preferita per pettinarsi.
brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bristled cleaning tool) (pulizie)spazzola nf
 She used a brush to clean off the dust.
 Ha usato una spazzola per togliere la polvere.
brush [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (clean, scrub)spazzolare vtr
 She brushed the carpet with a stiff-bristled brush.
 Spazzolò il tappeto con una spazzola dalle setole rigide.
brush [sth] on [sth],
brush [sth] onto [sth]
vtr + prep
(paint, etc.: apply) (con pennello)spargere, applicare, mettere vtr
 The carpenter brushed more paint onto the table.
 Il falegname ha messo più vernice sul tavolo.
brush [sth] off,
brush [sth] off [sth]
vtr + adv
(remove, wipe)spazzare via, rimuovere vtr
  (con una spazzola)spazzolare, spazzolare via vtr
  sfregare, strofinare vtr
 He brushed the crumbs off his shirt front.
 Ha spazzato via le briciole dal davanti della maglia.
brush [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (touch lightly)sfiorare, toccare lievemente vtr
 She gently brushed my arm with the back of her hand.
 Mi ha sfiorato dolcemente il braccio con il dorso della mano.
brush [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (teeth: clean) (i denti)lavarsi vtr
 He brushed his teeth before going to bed.
 Si è lavato i denti prima di andare a letto.
 
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IngleseItaliano
brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music: percussion) (musica, percussioni)spazzole nfpl
 Many jazz drummers prefer to use the brush for a softer sound.
 Molti batteristi jazz preferiscono usare le spazzole per ottenere suoni più delicati.
brush with [sth/sb] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (brief encounter)sfiorare vtr
 Lily drove much more cautiously after her brush with death.
 Dopo aver sfiorato la morte Giulia ha iniziato a guidare con molta più cautela.
brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (scrubland)boscaglia nf
 Rabbits live in the brush.
 I conigli vivono nella boscaglia.
brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cluster of low plants) (di vegetazione)macchia nf
 The landscape was barren except for a couple of patches of brush here and there.
 Il paesaggio era arido, a parte qualche macchia di vegetazione qua e là.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
bristle brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (brush with stiff hairs)spazzola a setole dure, spazzola dura nf
brush against [sth/sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (touch lightly in passing)sfiorare vtr
brush [sth] aside,
brush aside [sth],
brush [sth] away,
brush away [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
figurative (dismiss, not consider)trascurare, non considerare vtr
 The Prime Minister brushed aside any suggestion that the government had failed to deal with the problem.
 Il primo ministro ha trascurato i commenti per cui il governo non si era occupato del problema.
brush [sth/sb] aside vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (sweep to one side)spostare a lato, spostare da un lato, spostare da una parte vtr
 Andrea brushed aside her hair.
 Andrea ha spostato da un lato i suoi capelli.
brush [sth] away vtr + adv (remove) (di lacrime)asciugare vtr
  togliere, rimuovere vtr
 James brushed away his tears and began to smile.
 James asciugò le lacrime e iniziò a sorridere.
 James si tolse le lacrime e iniziò a sorridere.
brush [sth] back,
brush back [sth]
vtr + adv
(hair: comb back)pettinare via dal viso vtr
 Rachel brushed back her hair.
 Rachel ha pettinato via dal viso i suoi capelli.
brush [sth] back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (baseball) (baseball)intimidire il battitore vtr
brush border (anatomy)orletto a spazzola nm
brush fire nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (blaze: destroys vegetation)incendio boschivo nm
brush [sth] off,
brush off [sth]
vtr + adv
(clean) (strofinando)pulire vtr
 Brush off the bench before you sit down.
 Pulisci la panca prima di sederti.
brush [sb] off,
brush off [sb]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
informal, figurative (dismiss: [sb])liquidare vtr
  mandare via, togliere di torno vtr
brush [sth] off,
brush off [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
informal, figurative (disregard: [sth])snobbare, ignorare vtr
  liquidare vtr
  non tenere conto di, non dare importanza a vtr
 I was really upset; I had put a lot of work into that project, and my boss just brushed it off.
 Ero scioccato: avevo lavorato tantissimo a quel progetto, e il mio capo lo ha semplicemente ignorato.
brush past [sb/sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (skim in passing)sfregare contro, strisciare contro vi
  farsi largo attraverso vi
brush stroke nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (movement of a brush)colpo di pennello nm
brush stroke nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mark made by a paintbrush)pennellata nf
 I prefer painting walls with a roller because otherwise you can see all my brush strokes.
 Preferisco dipingere i muri a rullo perché altrimenti si vedono le pennellate.
brush up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal, figurative (revise, refresh knowledge)ripassare vi
 My spoken French is quite good, but I would like to brush up a bit.
 Il mio francese orale è abbastanza buono, ma mi piacerebbe ripassarlo.
brush [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (refresh knowledge, skill)ripassare vtr
  rinfrescare, rivedere vtr
 Gary wants to brush up his Spanish before going to Madrid.
 Gary vorrebbe rinfrescare il suo spagnolo prima di recarsi a Madrid.
brush up on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (refresh knowledge of [sth](conoscenze)ripassare, rispolverare vtr
  rinfrescare le conoscenze vtr
 Janice joined the course to brush up on her maths skills.
 Janice si è iscritta al corso per rispolverare le sue conoscenze matematiche.
brush up [sth],
brush [sth] up
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(improve [sth]'s appearance) (figurato)ripulire vtr
brushup (US),
brush-up (UK)
n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
(relating to refreshing)del restauro loc agg
  del ritocco loc agg
  della ripulita loc agg
brush up against [sth/sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (touch)strusciarsi v rif
  toccare vtr
  (leggermente)sfiorare vtr
 I brushed up against him just as he was leaving.
 L'ho sfiorato passando mentre lui stava uscendo.
brush-footed butterfly,
four-footed butterfly
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
colloquial (flying insect: nymphalid)ninfalidi nmpl
brushup,
brushup (US),
brush-up (UK)
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(refreshing or renewing)ripasso nm
  rinfrescata nf
 I think my Italian is in need of a brush-up before we go to Florence.
 Credo che il mio italiano abbia bisogno di un ripasso prima di andare a Firenze.
brush-up nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (cleaning or grooming)ripulita nf
chalkboard brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (eraser for blackboard) (per lavagna)cancellino nm
daft as a brush adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK, regional, informal (person: silly, unintelligent) (colloquiale)scemo come un mulo agg
 Take no notice of him, he's daft as a brush.
get the brushoff,
also UK: get the brush-off
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative, slang (person: be snubbed)essere snobbato vi
get the brushoff from [sb],
also UK: get the brush-off from [sb]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative, slang (person: be snubbed by [sb])essere snobbato da vi
get the brushoff,
also UK: get the brush-off
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative, slang (idea: be rejected) (proposta, idea)essere rifiutato vi
get the brushoff from [sb],
also UK: get the brush-off from [sb]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative, slang (idea: be rejected by [sb](proposta, idea)essere rifiutato da vi
give [sb] the brushoff (US),
give [sb] the brush-off (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative, slang (snub [sb](informale)snobbare [qlcn] vtr
give [sth] the brushoff (US),
give [sth] the brush-off (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative, slang (idea: reject, dismiss)scartare, respingere vtr
nail brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small brush for cleaning finger- and toe-nails)spazzola per unghie nf
 I used a nail brush to scrub the dirt from under my nails after working in the garden.
nymphalid nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (butterfly of Nymphalidae family) (tipo di insetto)ninfalide nf
paint brush,
paintbrush
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(tool for applying pigment)pennello nm
 I'm not into painting much but I do have a good collection of paint brushes.
 Non dipingo molto, ma ho una buona collezione di pennelli.
pastry brush (cookery)pennello per dolci nm
sable brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (paintbrush made of sable fur)pennello di martora nm
scrub brush,
scrubbing brush
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(stiff-bristled brush)spazzola nf
 The only way to get the stain off the carpet is with a scrubbing brush and plenty of detergent.
 L'unico modo per rimuovere la macchia dal tappeto è con una spazzola e abbondante detersivo.
shaving brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (men's short, soft brush for shaving)pennello da barba nm
 He got a new shaving brush and razor for Christmas.
 Per Natale ha ricevuto un pennello da barba e un rasoio nuovi.
tar [sb] with the same brush,
tar [sb] with the same brush as [sb/sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(attribute same faults to)accusare di essere fatti della stessa pasta vtr
 I know he's an awful person, but don't tar me with the same brush just because he's my brother!
toilet brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (long-handled brush for cleaning toilets)scopino del water nm
 She picked up the toilet brush to scrub the commode.
wire brush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tool with steel bristles)spazzola di ferro, spazzola con setole in ferro nf
 Use a wire brush to remove any corrosion.
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