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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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References in classic literature ?
O my soul, I delivered thee from all by-places, I brushed down from thee dust and spiders and twilight.
In changing her seat to the piano-stool, so as to be nearer her visitor, she brushed down some loose music, which Whiskey Dick hastened to pick up.
The health minister of the day, Dr James Reilly, brushed down his best excuses and waited for the crisis to pass - and Leo Varadkar did likewise when he held that office.
The third suspect - pictured in the e-fit image - is Asian, around 19, 5ft 10ins, stocky with a round face and large nose with dark, brushed down hair.
Lure still kept his hand in, even when up to his neck in bonds and gilts, playing shows wherever he could fit them into his hectic schedule, but earlier this year Lure hung up his trader's suit and brushed down his tiger-skin jacket to return to his first love.
With more than 8,000 books on display, each volume is removed from the bookshelves, opened and brushed down to remove the dust into a specialist vacuum.
Their name came from their distinctive look; metal toe-capped boots, bell bottom trousers, a silk "daff" twisted twice round their necks and a fringe of hair brushed down in a curl over the foreheads, culminating in a peak over one eye.
They have had setbacks along the way but they get themselves brushed down, get up and go again.
Not only will they add a dewy glow to your face, they can be used on the shoulders or brushed down the front of your shins, in order to add a sun-kissed gleam that oozes health and vitality.
Supporting himself on rickety legs in braces and one hand grasping a helper, one small lad determinedly brushed down his mount.
Flanked by four dock officers, she wore a blue sweatshirt and dark trousers with her red hair brushed down, partially concealing her face.
We were soon brushed down and then we were told to go and have a quick bath as there was plenty of hot water.
News media watched as Companion participated in a physical therapy session and supervised residents as they brushed down Maggie, the facility's Saint Bernard.
I noticed that some of the pupils on the left of the room were waiting for their benches to be brushed down and I took up the dustpan and brush and carefully tossed it onto the empty table two or three feet away.
That suit will be brushed down now after The Lord booked his place in the Norfolk Stakes when making all the running to win the Joseph Heler Cheshire Cheese Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes.