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brush down

To remove something from fabric by brushing. A noun can be used between "brush" and "down" or after "down." I have three dogs, so I always have to brush down my clothes before I leave the house.
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brush something down

to clean and groom fur or fabric by brushing. Why don't you brush your coat down? It's very linty. I brushed down my trousers, and they looked much better.
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The bubble brushes the teeth of the elephant (child speaks in a melodic rhythm) upper teeth brush down and lower teeth brush up.
Using a pastry brush dipped in water, brush down sides of pan to dissolve any sugar granules.
Review each student's samples and select the one that creates the cleanest use of color As the example exhibits, the simplest marks such as pressing the brush down and twisting it sometimes gives the best finished product Begin by asking students to create a thumbnail on their paper.
After the chlorine has been added, use a clarifier to help gather dead algae and brush down the entire pool.
Taking a broad brush down to the smallest detail to determine what works and what doesn't," is key to creating the space, said Geier.
I also added sprigs of greenery at the top of the bouquet and gently pressed the brush down to create some leaves.
Leading firefighter Andy Wilson said: "He had a dustpan and brush down there so we think he was clearing it out for something.
BPA didn't keep the brush down adequately under their lines," he said.
Film tail treatment of the MPA-67 includes a pneumatic film clamping device, impulsed wire film cutting and a pneumatic load seeking brush down system.
Soak in bath oil - a baby oil one is fine or try Boots Fresh Dream Of Tahiti Bath Oil, pounds 5 - and give your body a good brush down while you're at it.
When threading the fine brush down the lumen of the CVC, meeting with resistance in the catheter lumen is indicative of thrombotic obstruction.
Brush down the walls with a stiff brush to get rid of any flaky bits.
What these paintings do reveal is that Pousette-Dart didn't know when to put the brush down, but rather worked and reworked his effects to the detriment of his compositions, which are confused, spiritless, and murky.