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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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Put your makeup brushes down, reality TV star Kim Kardashian has postponed the makeup masterclass she was set to hold in Dubai next week (October 14).
CLEAN-UP JOB Workman Terry Whitfield brushes down beams left exposed when a ceiling collapsed after a flood at the historic Castle Keep
True to his word, this wonderful magical machine appeared on our estate, drove up the centre of the main road, turned around at the top of the cul-de-sac and went straight out of the estate without putting the brushes down.
It's that time of year again when Sue Barker brushes down her best frock and heads for SW19 - the home of Wimbledon 2010 (Monday, BBC One, 5.
Lie brushes down to dry so excess water doesn't run into the handle.
Jim Allen brushes down a Vulcan bomber in readiness for this year's air show at RAF Cosford.
As the Virgin train disappears south on its way to London, Britain's top trainspotter stands up, brushes down his trousers and says: "It's easy to mock spotters.
IT'S been more than three years since we laid our paint brushes down in this house.
I ain't quittin' until everyone puts their brushes down and concedes my victory.
The wage increases would have been in return for more liberalized work rules - such as the allowed use of sprayers and the creation of a new local within District Council 9 that would have enabled those owners avoiding the use of union labor to use union members for the first time and pay lower wages - a bit over $15 an hour, - but the DC 9 membership gave the pact a fast pass with their brushes down.
When time was up, the students put their brushes down and moved on to the next tray.
Dave Barton brushes down his horse Indie before she takes part in the show hunter competition tomorrow at the Anglesey Show Picture: GERALLT RADCLIFFE
Each of the 100 children, from toddlers to four-year-olds, at the privately run day care nursery make a move for their brushes down the brightly coloured corridors after every lunch time meal, scrubbing away the food debris which can cause a variety of health horrors such as plaque and gum disease.