brush by (someone or something)(redirected from brushed by them)
brush by (someone or something)
To quickly pass by and lightly touch someone or something. The man brushed by us so that he could board the bus. Be sure not to brush by this wall while the paint is still drying.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
brush by someone or somethingand brush past someone or something
to push quickly past someone or something. She brushed by the little group of people standing there talking. I brushed by the plant, knocking it over.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.