Definition of Brush up

1. Verb. Refresh one's memory. "I reviewed the material before the test"

Exact synonyms: Refresh, Review
Generic synonyms: Call Back, Call Up, Recall, Recollect, Remember, Retrieve, Think
Derivative terms: Brushup, Refresher, Review

2. Verb. Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state. "Polish your social manners"
Exact synonyms: Polish, Polish Up, Round, Round Off
Generic synonyms: Hone, Perfect
Derivative terms: Polish

Definition of Brush up

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To review; to improve an existing but rusty or under-developed skill. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brush Up

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brush catheter
brush cut
brush discharge
brush down
brush fire
brush habitat
brush heap structure
brush kangaroo
brush layering
brush off
brush offs
brush on
brush turkey
brush turkeys
brush up (current term)
brush wheel
brush wheels
brush wolf
brushed aside
brushed by

Literary usage of Brush up

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1. Memoirs of Charles Lee Lewes: Containing Anecdotes, Historical and by Charles Lee Lewes (1805)
"But as this gentleman is on the carpet, I must, without his leave, make free to brush up a few stories in rny way, that may have been under his polishing. ..."

2. Sport and Politics Under an Eastern Sky by Lawrence John Lumley Dundas Zetland (1902)
"Civilisation once more—A wash and brush up—The Residency—Kashmir merchants—A deer-drive—Preparations for a fresh start—Meteors— Down the ..."

3. The Calcutta Christian Observer (1836)
"He next brushes towards the child, and continues, " Brash up integrity of character, brush up successfulness of character ; brush up stores, brush up ..."

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