Brush Off

How to Conjugate Brush Off

  • Infinitive: Brush Off
  • Present Tense: Brush Off/ Brushes Off
  • -ing Form: Brushing Off
  • Past Tense: Brushed Off
  • Past Participle: Brushed Off
Brush Off is a separable and non-separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Brush Off:

1. To remove something(dust particle, insect, etc) with your hand.

Examples: Wesley brushed the spider off his shoulder without a flinch.
Ewww! Don’t brush your dandruff off on my desk!

2. To intentionally ignore or avoid talking to someone.

Examples: You need to stop being so sensitive and learn how to brush off rude comments.
I saw Ny yesterday at the mall, but she brushed me off like she didn’t see me.

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