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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybrush off
he/she/itbrushes off
present participlebrushing off
past tensebrushed off
past participlebrushed off

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  1. to 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.
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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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