Definition of brandish verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

brandish

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbrændɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrændɪʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brandish
BrE BrE//ˈbrændɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrændɪʃ//
 
he / she / it brandishes
BrE BrE//ˈbrændɪʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrændɪʃɪz//
 
past simple brandished
BrE BrE//ˈbrændɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrændɪʃt//
 
past participle brandished
BrE BrE//ˈbrændɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrændɪʃt//
 
-ing form brandishing
BrE BrE//ˈbrændɪʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrændɪʃɪŋ//
 
 
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brandish something to hold or wave something, especially a weapon, in an aggressive or excited way Word Origin Middle English: from Old French brandiss-, lengthened stem of brandir; ultimately of Germanic origin and related to brand.
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