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Phrasal Verb: Brush Off

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This cartoon looks at two meanings of brush off.

Definitions of brush off

brush off - to remove something from someone or something by brushing:
"I brushed a little dust off her shoulder."

brush off - to ignore someone; to refuse to talk or be nice to someone. Not give any attention to someone/something:
"She brushed him off saying she was too busy to talk to him now."