brush against (someone or something)

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brush against (someone or something)

To pass by and lightly touch someone or something. Be sure not to brush against this wall while the paint is still drying. Did you see the beautiful woman who just brushed against me?
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brush (up) against someone or something

to touch someone or something lightly in passing. I brushed up against the freshly painted wall as I passed. I guess I brushed against Walter as I walked by.
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References in classic literature ?
Then he bought for the first two the fine clothes and pearls and diamonds they had asked for: and on his way home, as he rode through a green copse, a hazel twig brushed against him, and almost pushed off his hat: so he broke it off and brought it away; and when he got home he gave it to his daughter.
The air was full of soft, gay music, and the skirts and flounces of the women brushed against him at every step.
It is not as if it brushed against him, but that is the way things are going for us at present.
The rapper hit the roof when Greek socialite John Theodoracopulos accidentally brushed against him at the plush Byblos Hotel.