"brushing" in the noun sense
1. brush, brushing
the act of brushing your teeth
"the dentist recommended two brushes a day"
2. brush, brushing
the act of brushing your hair
"he gave his hair a quick brush"
"brushing" in the verb sense
rub with a brush, or as if with a brush
"Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
touch lightly and briefly
"He brushed the wall lightly"
clean with a brush
"She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
4. brush, sweep
sweep across or over
"Her long skirt brushed the floor"
"A gasp swept cross the audience"
remove with or as if with a brush
"brush away the crumbs"
"brush the dust from the jacket"
"brush aside the objections"
cover by brushing
"brush the bread with melted butter"
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