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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One can see a pair face one another at the entrance close enough that visitors brush against them on the way in.
There are few herbs which provide as much visual interest as thyme, partly because there are so many varieties which produce loads of tiny flowers in summer and masses of scent when you brush against them or run your fingers through them.
As the coated bacteria pass the tabs supporting the rotor, they brush against them but keep moving.
Place scented pelargoniums in pots along paths, where you can brush against them and encourage the leaves to release their fantastic scent.
Nurses and physicians may grab curtains or brush against them repeatedly--and then by shaking a patient's hand, touching a lunch tray, or changing bedding, deliver the germs they've picked up.
A couple of weeks ago, two people were standing next to the quarantine tank when they both felt something brush against them.
They climb to the tips of vegetation adjacent to trails and paths and wait for an animal or human to brush against them.