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brush back

v.
1. To displace something with or as if with a brush: I brushed back my curly locks from in front of my eyes. Your hair looks better when you brush it back.
2. Baseball To force someone at bat to move away from the plate by throwing an inside pitch: Some pitchers try to brush back the batter on their first pitch. The pitcher decided to intimidate the batter and brushed him back.
See also: back, brush
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Using tempera paint on 18" x 24" paper, they started with the sky and painted downward, sweeping the brush back and forth, blending as they went.
The two 12-in-diameter nylon leveler brushes, mounted on a self-contained motorized pulley, gently brush back unaligned or double pieces, thereby permitting only a single-layer of strips to enter the scanning area.
Afterward, he hugged his players, embraced Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun, then appeared to brush back tears when Huskies All-American Richard Hamilton tracked him down from behind to offer congratulations.
As you go around the teeth, move the brush back and forth gently in short strokes about half a tooth wide, as if you were making the brush shimmy.
Gary Deegan worked Richard Brush back at the other end with a well-struck low drive before Bohs had a let off on 29 minutes.
Westwood was hacked off by the decision to brush back the rough overnight in the direction of the tees.
Gently move the brush back and forth in short, tooth-wide strokes.