Definition of brush off in English:

brush off

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phrasal verb

  • brush someone or something off, brush off someone or somethingDismiss someone or something in an abrupt way.

    ‘I tried to talk to him but he just brushed me off’
    • ‘the state brushed off the idea as something that would never happen’
    • ‘The Japanese didn't buy it, brushed it off and dismissed it.’
    • ‘My ex tried to talk to the bitch woman after the game, but she at first ignored him and then brushed him off, saying that parents who complain are problems she doesn't have time for.’
    • ‘He then went up to her and tried to start a conversation but she brushed him off and ignored him.’
    • ‘Well, all morning - you've been ignoring me and brushing me off.’
    • ‘I stood to face him, and he was brushing me off, trying to avoid my eyes.’
    • ‘She also felt really flattered that he liked her so much as to forgive her for brushing him off and rejecting him.’
    • ‘This has been going on for so many years but we will not be brushed off.’
    • ‘When MPs such as Alex Salmond asked about UN authorisation for air strikes against Afghanistan, their concern was brushed off as a pettifogging detail rather than an understandable concern.’
    • ‘The letter said staff complaints about Blair were brushed off by journalism school officials, and many complaints were not filed because of a fear that speaking out against Blair would undermine favour with the journalism school.’
    • ‘On visits to Washington, Chancellor Schroeder was brushed off, while the French were openly vilified.’
    rebuff, dismiss, spurn, reject, repudiate, refuse, disown, slight, deny, scorn, disdain