Word forms "brush off":
present tense I/you/we/they brush off he/she/it brushes off present participle brushing off past tense brushed off past participle brushed offto refuse to listen to someone, or to accept that something might be true or important
The Foreign Secretary brushed off suggestions that he had considered resigning.
I tried to tell him, but he just brushed me off.
English dictionary. 2014.
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brush\ off — • brush off • give the brush off v. phr. 1. To refuse to hear or believe; quickly and impatiently; not take seriously or think important. John brushed off Bill s warning that he might fall from the tree. I said that it might rain and to take the… … Словарь американских идиом
brush-off — • brush off • give the brush off v. phr. 1. To refuse to hear or believe; quickly and impatiently; not take seriously or think important. John brushed off Bill s warning that he might fall from the tree. I said that it might rain and to take the… … Словарь американских идиом
brush-off — n [singular] rude or unfriendly behaviour that shows you are not interested in someone ▪ She gave him the brush off. ▪ I tried to be friendly but I just got the brush off. →brush off at ↑brush2 … Dictionary of contemporary English
brush off — (someone/something) to not accept someone or something as being important. When she told me my project would be a better television film than a feature film, I thought she was brushing me off. But the prime minister brushed off that criticism,… … New idioms dictionary
brush-off — /brush awf , of /, n. a refusal to talk or listen to someone; abrupt or final dismissal or rebuff. [1945 50, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase brush off] * * * … Universalium
brush off — brush aside / brush off [v] ignore; refuse boycott, cold shoulder*, contradict, cut, deny, disclaim, dismiss, disown, disregard, get rid of, have no time for*, ostracize, override, rebuff, reject, repudiate, scorn, send away, slight, snub, spurn … New thesaurus
brush off — index parry Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
brush-off — noun singular INFORMAL a clear sign to someone that you are not interested in them or in their ideas … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
brush-off — brush′ off n. an abrupt dismissal or rebuff • Etymology: 1945–50, amer … From formal English to slang
brush|off — «BRUHSH F, OF», noun. Informal. a refusal to see or listen; an abrupt dismissal or rebuke: »The reporter got a polite brushoff when he asked the mayor for an appointment … Useful english dictionary
brush-off — noun a curt or disdainful rejection • Derivationally related forms: ↑brush off • Hypernyms: ↑rejection * * * n discouragement, dismissal, rebuff, refusal, rejection, repudiation, repulse, slight, snub FORMAL repu … Useful english dictionary