(adjective, verb)


1. touched lightly in passing; grazed against

- of all the people brushed against in a normal day on a city street I remember not a one

Similar word(s): touched

2. (of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush

- with shining hair neatly brushed

- the freshly brushed clothes hung in the closet

Similar word(s): groomed

3. (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing

- a dress of brushed cotton

Similar word(s): soft, fleecy, napped

Sentences with brushed as an adjective:

- The brushed aluminum vase had a soft appearance.


1. simple past tense and past participle of brush

- He brushed past, doing no harm but not apologizing for his contact either.