Definition of brush off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


brush off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
to be removed by brushing Mud brushes off easily when it is dry.
to rudely ignore somebody or refuse to listen to them She brushed him off impatiently. related noun brush-off

brush somebody off


brush yourself off

(British English brush somebody/yourself down)
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to make somebody/yourself tidy, especially after you have fallen, by brushing your clothes, etc. with your hands
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