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Meaning of BRUSH OFF

Pronunciation:  brushof

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a curt or disdainful rejection
  2. [v]  reject outright and bluntly
  3. [v]  bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances"
 Synonyms: brush aside, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside, rebuff, repel, snub
 See Also: cold-shoulder, discredit, disdain, disoblige, flout, freeze off, laugh away, laugh off, pass off, pooh-pooh, reject, rejection, scoff, scorn, slight, spurn, turn a blind eye, turn down



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandon, beat back, broom, brush, brush aside, chase, chase away, chase off, cold shoulder, cut, dismiss, dismissal, drive away, drive back, drop the subject, fend off, forget, forget about it, forget it, hold off, keep off, lay aside, let it go, let slip, pack off, push aside, push back, put aside, put back, rebuff, refusal, refuse, repel, repulse, send away, send off, send packing, set aside, shrug off, sneeze at, snub, spurn, spurning, sweep, sweep out, sweep up, think nothing of, thrust aside, thrust back, turn away from, turn back, vacuum, vacuum-clean, ward off, whisk