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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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Being small, Charlie's useful for squeezing into the fireboxes and brushing down the back tube plate.
Starting off by brushing down the staging I found a spider big enough to start school and we stood eyeing each other up wondering who was going to give in - easy, me, and I went to get the feather duster from the house but thankfully he'd disappeared into one of the dark cobwebby corners by the time I got back.
Rachael and Ally even help me with the brushing down of the horses and when the younger riders come for their lessons," said Holiday Acres instructor Bonnie Hunt.
Senior officers said it narrowly missed injuring two territorial support group officers, brushing down the back of one and hitting the knees of another.
She also recommends focusing on brushing down through the ground when working in tendu.
It's a good idea to wear goggles when brushing down, in case the paint chips off into your eye.
We have enough of our own transfer problems at the moment," he laughed, before brushing down his designer suit and exiting stage left.
Attending to their every whim and desire is a team of 14 staff who will do everything for them from picking up clothes to brushing down horses .
JADE JOHNSON, the world-class long jumper with an allergy to sand, regularly gets attention when she is brushing down her kit.
A little while ago we discovered he was allergic to horsehair when he was doing evening stables brushing down the horses.
Cook, occasionally stirring mixture and brushing down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush, until mixture reaches 235[degrees] on a candy thermometer.
Inside the tent which protects the site of the cemetery, archaeologists are also carefully brushing down stones, and scraping away at the foundations of what was clearly once a substantial building--a Bernese mansion house.
So, while you are already brushing down for Underworld, Sasha, Seb Fontaine, Faithless, Mauro Picotto, Tom Middleton and Metisse, you can now have the icing on the cake.