What is the meaning of
brush off s.o./s.t.
brush s.o./s.t. off
to ignore, or treat someone or something as though unimportant
- I don’t think you should be brushing off your low grade. It could have a big impact on your overall average.
- Famous people have to learn to brush off some of the criticism they receive.
- They went on a date, but he said she’s difficult to get to know. Whenever he asked her anything personal, she just brushed him off.
dust your body or clothing with your hand to clean it
- After we played with the dogs, we had to brush ourselves off.
- “Holy crow,” said the doorman, brushing himself off. “That was just like the movie.”
|present participle:||BRUSHING OFF|
|past participle:||BRUSHED OFF|
Note: Many phrasal verbs have more than one meaning. Definition 2 above applies to the online course below.