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brush back

1. To move something, as with a hairbrush or a brushing motion. A noun or pronoun can be used between "brush" and "back." I brushed back my bangs and secured them in place with a hair clip.
2. In baseball, to throw an inside pitch to force a batter to move away from home plate. A noun or pronoun can be used between "brush" and "back." The catcher called for an inside pitch to brush the batter back.
See also: back, brush

brush back

v.
1. To displace something with or as if with a brush: I brushed back my curly locks from in front of my eyes. Your hair looks better when you brush it back.
2. Baseball To force someone at bat to move away from the plate by throwing an inside pitch: Some pitchers try to brush back the batter on their first pitch. The pitcher decided to intimidate the batter and brushed him back.
See also: back, brush
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The perfect application technique for mascara is to begin at the roots and gently rock the brush back and forth to ensure a light, even application of the product and to separate the lashes, making them look longer and preventing the clogged up look.
Run a dry tissue over the hair, and push the hair of the brush back into place.
Jackie Robinson came the closest to getting a hit," said the "Barber," so-called because of his brush back pitches.
Brush back and forth, not side to side, to avoid damage.
The work involves surveying trails for winter damage, helping to keep lake campsites clean, cutting brush back off trails and cleaning out water dips along trails.
Pull some strands forward then gently brush back into ponytail using a large paddle brush so that it's not too flat to the head, but quite smooth on the top.
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