brush aside

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brush aside

1. To move someone or something out of one's path. A noun can be used between "brush" and "aside" or after "aside." The man brushed us aside so that he could board the bus. I brushed aside the curtain and entered the room.
2. To casually, unexpectedly, or brusquely dismiss or ignore someone or something. A noun can be used between "brush" and "aside" or after "aside." I know they're young, but you can't just brush their questions aside—they deserve answers. I haven't heard back from that company, so I guess they're brushing aside my complaint.
See also: aside, brush

brush someone or something aside

 
1. Lit. to push or shove someone or something out of the way. Don't just brush me aside. I almost fell over. I brushed aside the branch, not realizing it was poison ivy.
2. Fig. to cast someone or something away; to rid oneself of someone or something; to ignore or dismiss someone or something. You must not brush this matter aside. The clerk brushed aside the old man and moved on to the next person in line.
See also: aside, brush

brush aside

Disregard, ignore, as in The teacher brushed aside our questions.
See also: aside, brush

brush aside

v.
1. To push or wave something or someone out of the way: I brushed aside the clutter and put my books on the desk. The police brushed the people aside to make way for the president.
2. To refuse to listen to someone or something; ignore someone or something: I continued to complain, but they brushed aside my protests. Whenever people try to bother me at a party, I just brush them aside.
See also: aside, brush
References in classic literature ?
Holmes brushed him aside without a word and, followed by all of us, rushed into the room which had been occupied by the man whom we had been watching.
It took plenty of driving for her to master him that day, which contrasted sharply with how she brushed him aside in yesterday's bog.
He made all the running and had his rivals in trouble at the twofurlong marker apart from the favourite Johnny Castle, who comfortably brushed him aside in the end.
But playing the man he beat in the final a year ago seemed to bring the best out of the world number one, and he brushed him aside in straight sets 6-4 6-1 7-6 (7/3) to book a last-four meeting with Andy Murray.
Paul Cochlin was guilty of dithering and 18 year-old Neikell Plummer, who is on loan from Bristol Rovers, brushed him aside and slotted the ball past Glyn Thompson.
Fifth seed Henman slumped to his eighth consecutive defeat to Lleyton Hewitt as the Australian brushed him aside 6-1 6-4 to move into the quarter-finals.
2, Dario, convinced the outburst had been directed at him and his players, refused the Motherwell boss's outstretched hand at the final whistle, brushed him aside and called him a "f***ing midget".
After the break Huckerby once again found himself up against Kelly but brushed him aside and beat Martyn hands down.
That horse readily brushed him aside when the old rivals met at Wincanton last month, but trainer Paul Nicholls said: "He definitely didn't run his race.
Jack had rushed out of his box to clear the ball and just clipped their player but play continued for a few minutes when one of their lads went through wide of the area and Jack has brushed him aside.
George, who joined the club on loan from Nottingham Forest the previous day, faired no better when Flack brushed him aside to latch on to a Rowbotham pass and score Exeter's third.
Big Zeb is the only other previous Cheltenham Festival winner in the line-up and Sizing Europe easily brushed him aside in the Tied Cottage last month.
At the end of the match, Haas walked to the touchline and twice offered his hand to Thompson, who brushed him aside.
Stable-mate Adamant Approach looked a danger, but Euro Leader brushed him aside to score by three and a half lengths.
My own view is that Best Mate is not the horse that he was; his Irish run was no worse than his performance on good ground at Exeter which, amazingly, drew almost universal praise, but which merely confirmed the steady decline in Best Mate's performances that has been apparent ever since Jair du Cochet brushed him aside at Huntingdon.