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.
put spin on the ball (to)
[Sport]; [Football]
v.
paint a portrait
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
n.
bathing-brush
nf.
toothbrush
n.
toothbrush
nf.
hairbrush
exp.
with a crewcut
n.
brush border
[Med.]
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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 sinistre de qch
[Fig.]
exp.
brosser un tableau saisissant de qch
exp.
brosser un tableau sombre de qch
exp.
brosser un tableau sinistre de la situation
[Fig.]
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