see also CLEAN/DIRTY
- one of the short, stiff hairs of a brush: bristle
a brush with stiff/soft bristles
- to use a brush on sth: brush sth; noun: brush
to brush the floor/your hair ◎ I'll just give my hair a quick brush.
- to clean a room, the floor, etc using a broom: sweep* sth; noun: sweep
The kitchen floor needs a sweep.
- to rub sth hard to clean it, usually with a hard brush: scrub (sth); noun: scrub
The cleaners scrubbed the walls thoroughly to remove the mess.