How to Conjugate Brush Up
- Infinitive: Brush Up
- Present Tense: Brush Up/ Brushes Up
- -ing Form: Brushing Up
- Past Tense: Brushed Up
- Past Participle: Brushed Up
Definitions of Brush Up:
1. To practice and review your knowledge or a skill that you haven’t used in a while.
Examples: He knows how to speak Spanish, but he needs to brush up on it.
I didn’t make one basket in the game. I need to brush up on my shooting skills.
2. To make subtle, bodily contact with someone or something.
Examples: Be careful not to brush up against the stove. It’s hot!
Cats show affection by brushing up against you.
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