Synonyms of brushed


1. brush, rub

usage: rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"

2. brush, touch

usage: touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"

3. brush, clean, make clean

usage: clean with a brush; "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"

4. brush, sweep, move

usage: sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"

5. brush, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove with or as if with a brush; "brush away the crumbs"; "brush the dust from the jacket"; "brush aside the objections"

6. brush, cover

usage: cover by brushing; "brush the bread with melted butter"


1. brushed, touched (vs. untouched)

usage: touched lightly in passing; grazed against; "of all the people brushed against in a normal day on a city street I remember not a one"

2. brushed, groomed (vs. ungroomed)

usage: (of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush; "with shining hair neatly brushed"; "the freshly brushed clothes hung in the closet"

3. brushed, fleecy, napped, soft (vs. hard)

usage: (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing; "a dress of brushed cotton"; "a fleecy lining"; "napped fabrics"

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Definition and meaning of brushed (Dictionary)