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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Stinging nettle may raise a rash on the hiker unlucky enough to brush against it, but one beauty-product manufacturer alone uses 50 tons a year of the stuff to make hair conditioner.