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brush aside

1. To move someone or something out of one's path. A noun can be used between "brush" and "aside" or after "aside." The man brushed us aside so that he could board the bus. I brushed aside the curtain and entered the room.
2. To casually, unexpectedly, or brusquely dismiss or ignore someone or something. A noun can be used between "brush" and "aside" or after "aside." I know they're young, but you can't just brush their questions aside—they deserve answers. I haven't heard back from that company, so I guess they're brushing aside my complaint.
See also: aside, brush

brush someone or something aside

 
1. Lit. to push or shove someone or something out of the way. Don't just brush me aside. I almost fell over. I brushed aside the branch, not realizing it was poison ivy.
2. Fig. to cast someone or something away; to rid oneself of someone or something; to ignore or dismiss someone or something. You must not brush this matter aside. The clerk brushed aside the old man and moved on to the next person in line.
See also: aside, brush

brush aside

Disregard, ignore, as in The teacher brushed aside our questions.
See also: aside, brush

brush aside

v.
1. To push or wave something or someone out of the way: I brushed aside the clutter and put my books on the desk. The police brushed the people aside to make way for the president.
2. To refuse to listen to someone or something; ignore someone or something: I continued to complain, but they brushed aside my protests. Whenever people try to bother me at a party, I just brush them aside.
See also: aside, brush
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I think at times you could see we were a bit young and naive because of their power and physicality they just brushed us aside, so we have to look at that.
Their power and physicality brushed us aside at times.
Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce was more interested in making a point about the relative financial clout of the two clubs: "We have measured up with a team that should have brushed us aside," he said.
I told them that the only reason they had brought Harvey's toys back and given us an apology was because the Record got involved and until that day they had just brushed us aside.
Fair play to Cliftonville, they had some very good young players but they brushed us aside far too easily.
Kilmarnock brushed us aside on Sunday and the manager, Sandy Clark, as well as some of the players, are well past their sell-by dates.