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15:53 Oct 2, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: to brush
to brush

Summary of answers provided
na +1cepillarhechicero
nacepillar y todas las variantes imaginablescharlesink
nacepillar(se), penar(se)Toña Morales-Calkins
naSee belowIvan Sanchez



15 mins peer agreement (net): +1

This is odd to me. Why wouldn't you give a context? Could you mean "brush against" (rozar)? Could you be referring to "pinceladas?" Is it associated with a preposition (brush off, brush aside)? ¡Más contexto!


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cepillar(se), penar(se)

cepillar is to brush or to use a brush, cepillarse is to brush one's teeth
rozar is to brush (up) against (His hand brushed mine as he walked by.)
barrar is to brush off (She brushed off the crumbs from the table.)

Hope one of these is what you're looking for!

Toña Morales-Calkins
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See below

'To brush': pasar brocha [ maquillaje, pintura], cepillar el pelo, pasar cepillo [dental, etc.].

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cepillar y todas las variantes imaginables

I agree with hechicero. You should always add a context or the sentence where the word appears. Many words have different meanings according to context, the same happens for instance with phrasal verbs, where the preposition can alter the meaning.
Good luck anyhow. :-)

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