Brush Off

Brush Off

Infinitive: Brush Off
Present Tense: Brush Off/ Brushes Off
-ing Form: Brushing Off
Past Tense: Brushed Off
Past Participle: Brushed Off
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

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

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

  2. 2

    To intentionally ignore or avoid talking to someone.

    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.

Brush Off
  1. Celebrities can't talk to every fan they meet on the street, so they try to_______ them ___ as nicely as possible.
  2. Can you please ______ that dust ____ the couch so Mr. Snyder can take a seat?
  3. When Sally gets drunk, she often _______ people ___, so don't take anything personally, okay?
  4. Here's a tip: ______ ___ the dandruff on your shoulders and the lint from your clothes before you try to impress a girl. Otherwise, you'll get ______ ___ before you can even say, 'Hi'.
  5. Ever since mom broke up with dad, she has ______ ___ every man who's tried to flirt with her. Now, I think she should get out more, but she just ______ ___ that idea.

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  1. Guy: Buy you a drink?

    Brooke: Okay, guy in need of a clue. Here's one. Women send signals and that was ______ ___. Before you dip into your shallow pool of wit, let me paint us a picture and save us both the trouble. Here's your evening. You are going to slink back off to your buddies, laugh this off, get wasted, go home, and make nice with yourself. But don't be thinking of me because even your fantasy of me isn't interested in you.

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • Celebrities can’t talk to every fan they meet on the street, so they try to brush them off as nicely as possible.
    Can you please brush that dust off the couch so Mr. Snyder can take a seat?
    When Sally gets drunk, she often brush people off, so don’t take anything personally, okay?
    Here’s a tip: brush off the dandruff on your shoulders and the lint from your clothes before you try to impress a girl. Otherwise, you’ll get brushed off before you can even say, ‘Hi’.
    Ever since mom broke up with dad, she has brushing off every man who’s tried to flirt with her. Now, I think she should get out more, but she just brushed off that idea.

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