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brush somebody/something ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrush somebody/something ↔ off phrasal verbREJECT/NOT ACCEPTto refuse to listen to someone or their ideas, especially by ignoring them or saying something rude Corman brushed off the accusations. brush-off brush→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
brush offIt would have been much easier to just brush it off.Scrub away any residue with water and a stiff brush.The fact that he'd made love to her and then tried to brush her off.I brushed it off and placed it in the center of my palm, where it looked tiny and fragile.This is worth dwelling on, because those who brush quality off as unaffordable abound in the business world as well.Somebody brushes sand off his drum, as trumpets ooze.He did not bother to brush the dirt off his knees.She brushed dust off the toe.
brush-offˈbrush-off noun [singular]  REJECT/NOT ACCEPTrude or unfriendly behaviour that shows you are not interested in someone She gave him the brush-off. I tried to be friendly but I just got the brush-off. brush off at brush2
Examples from the Corpus
brush-offWhat is interesting is that the brush-off did not weaken her resolve or deflect her from her mission.got the brush-offThe Liverpool lads got the brush-off and were annoyed.
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Verb table
brush
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybrush
he, she, itbrushes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybrushed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave brushed
he, she, ithas brushed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad brushed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill brush
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have brushed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam brushing
he, she, itis brushing
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you, we, theyare brushing
Past
I, he, she, itwas brushing
you, we, theywere brushing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been brushing
he, she, ithas been brushing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been brushing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be brushing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been brushing
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