brush down

brush down
phr verb
Brush down is used with these nouns as the object: ↑horse

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  • brush */*/ — I UK [brʌʃ] / US verb Word forms brush : present tense I/you/we/they brush he/she/it brushes present participle brushing past tense brushed past participle brushed 1) [transitive] to make something clean or tidy using a brush brush your… …   English dictionary

  • brush something down — ˌbrush sthˈdown derived to clean sth by brushing it • to brush a coat/horse down Main entry: ↑brushderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • Down Orange Welfare — was an loyalist paramilitary vigilante group active in Northern Ireland during the 1970s. Active in rural areas of County Down, the group faded after failing to win support away from larger paramilitary groups such as the Ulster Defence… …   Wikipedia

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