brosser translation | French-English dictionary

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brosser

  

      vt  
   (=nettoyer)   to brush
   (=peindre)  
  [+portrait, tableau]  
to paint  
brosser un tableau de qch, Il a brossé un tableau plutôt sombre de la situation.      He painted a rather gloomy picture of the situation.  


brosser (se)  
      vpr/réfl  
   (=se nettoyer)  
se brosser les dents      to brush one's teeth  
Je me brosse les dents tous les soirs.      I brush my teeth every night.  
   *   tu peux te brosser!      you can go whistle for it! *     
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
brosser v.
brush

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
vr.
brush
v.
paint a portrait
v.
put spin on the ball (to)
[Sport]; [Football]
exp.
to brush one's teeth
exp.
you can go whistle for it!
v.
cut the ball (to)
[Sport]; [Football]
n.
bent
[Sport]; [Football]
n.
brush
[Tech.]
nfpl.
brushes
exp.
brushed steel
nf.
toothbrush
exp.
with a crewcut
nf.
hairbrush
n.
brush border
[Med.]
n.
grooming brush
n.
shoe brush
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'brosser' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
exp.
se brosser les dents
[UK]
exp.
se brosser les cheveux
exp.
je vais me brosser les dents
exp.
brosser un sombre tableau de qch
exp.
brosser un tableau sombre de qch
exp.
brosser un tableau sinistre de qch
[Fig.]
exp.
brosser un tableau saisissant de qch
exp.
brosser un tableau sinistre de la situation
[Fig.]
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