brush away

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "brush away":
present tense I/you/we/they brush away he/she/it brushes away present participle brushing away past tense brushed away past participle brushed away
to refuse to accept or listen to something that someone says

She brushes this criticism away.


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