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baton.noun,.plural.batons
Music:.a slender wooden stick or rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra or band; a hollow metal rod with a heavy rubber tip or tips that is wielded and twirled by a drum major or drum majorette; in sports, the hollow.cylinder that is carried by each member of a relay team and passed to the next runner; a club or truncheon

brisk, brisker, briskest.adjectives
marked by speed, liveliness and vigor; energetic (had a brisk walk in the park); nimble; keen or sharp in speech or manner (a brisk greeting); stimulating and invigorating; someone who is brisk behaves in a busy, confident way which shows that they want to get things done quickly (her clothes and manner are always like a brisk wind); if the weather is brisk, it is cold and fresh (the breeze was cool, brisk and invigorating); pleasantly.zestful (hibiscus is a healthful brisk tea made from hibiscus flowers); if trade or business is brisk, things are being sold very quickly and a lot of money is being made (vendors were doing a brisk trade in souvenirs)
briskly.adverb
briskness.noun

brisket.noun,.plural.briskets
the chest of an animal; the ribs and meat taken from the chest of an animal

brachiopod.noun,.plural.brachiopods
a marine.invertebrate of the phylum Brachiopoda, having a pair of tentacled, armlike structures that are used to sweep.minute food particles into the mouth

brier.also.briar.noun,.plural.briers
any of several prickly plants, such as certain rosebushes or the greenbrier
briery.adjective

brush.noun,.plural.brushes
a dense growth of bushes or shrubs; brush is an area of rough open land covered with small bushes and trees; you also use brush to refer to the bushes and trees on this land (the brush fire that destroyed nearly 500 acres; a meadow of low brush and grass); land covered by such a growth; cut or broken branches
brushy

brush.noun,.plural.brushes
a brush is an object which has a large number of bristles or hairs fastened into a handle; you use brushes for painting, for cleaning things and for tidying your hair (we gave him paint and brushes; stains are removed with buckets of soapy water and scrubbing brushes); brushes are used in scrubbing, polishing or painting; the act of using this device; a sliding connection completing a circuit between a fixed and a moving conductor; a snub; a brushoff
brush, brushed, brushing, brushes.verbs
transitive verb use.to clean, polish or groom with a brush; if you brush something or brush something such as dirt off it, you clean it or tidy it using a brush (have you brushed your teeth?; she brushed the powder out of her hair; using a small brush, he brushed away the fine sawdust); to apply with or as if with motions of a brush
intransitive verb use.to use or apply a brush

brush, brushed, brushing, brushes.verbs
to dismiss.abruptly or curtly (brushed the matter aside; brushed off an insult); to remove with or as if with motions of a brush
intransitive verb use.to brush beside (she swept the sidewalk with the broom to brush aside the debris after the rain storm)

brush up.phrasal verb
to refresh one's memory; to renew a skill
brushy.adjective
brusher.noun,.plural.brushers

brush, brushed, brushing, brushes.verbs
intransitive verb use.if one thing brushes against another or if you brush one thing against another, the first thing touches the second thing lightly while passing it (I recognized him, but he brushed beside me in the crowd as he seemed to be in a hurry); transitive verb use.to move past something so as to touch it lightly (a brush with the law); to touch lightly in passing; graze against (something brushed against her leg; I felt her brown hair brushing the back of my shoulder)

ban, banned, banning, bans.transitive verbs
to prohibit; forbid
ban.noun,.plural.bans
censure, condemnation or disapproval; a curse; an imprecation; a unit of currency in Romania

brass tacks.plural.noun
the essential.facts; the basics (he had to get down to brass tacks and deal with things going on in his life)

brass.noun,.plural.brasses
a yellowish alloy of copper and zinc, sometimes including small amounts of other metals, but usually 67 percent copper and 33 percent zinc; the section of a band or an orchestra composed of brass instruments; brass instruments or their players considered as a group; a bushing or similar lining for a bearing, made from a copper alloy; bold.self-assurance; effrontery
brass.adjective

bronze.noun,.plural.bronzes
any of various.alloys of copper and tin in various proportions, sometimes with traces of other metals; any of various alloys of copper, with or without tin and antimony, phosphorus or other components; a work of art made of one of these alloys (bronzed the baby's first shows); bronze color is a moderate yellowish to olive brown
bronze.adjective
made of or consisting of bronze
bronze, bronzed, bronzing, bronzes.transitive verbs
bronzer.noun,.plural.bronzers
bronzy.adjective

bronchus.noun,.plural.bronchi
either of two main branches of the trachea, leading directly to the lungs; the windpipe

bronchitis.noun
chronic or acute.inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes in the chest
bronchitic.adjective
bronchial.adjective
of.or.relating.to the bronchi
bronchially.adverb
bronchial asthma.noun
asthma that is caused by spasmodic.contraction of the muscular walls of the bronchial tubes

bunch.noun,.plural.bunches
a group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump (a bunch of grapes; grass growing in bunches). a group of like.items or individuals gathered or placed together (a bunch of keys on a ring; people standing around in bunches); a considerable number or amount; a lot (a whole bunch of food)
bunch, bunched, bunching, bunches.verbs
transitive verb use.to gather or form into a cluster (bunched her fingers into a fist); to gather together into a group
intransitive verb use.to form a cluster or group (runners bunching up at the starting line); to be gathered together in folds, as fabric
bunchy.adjective
bunchiness.noun

bunkhouse.noun,.plural.bunkhouses
a building.providing sleeping quarters on a ranch or in a camp

bunk.noun,.plural.bunks
a narrow bed built like a shelf into or against a wall, as in a ship's cabin; a bunk bed; a place for sleeping
bunk, bunked, bunking, bunks.verbs
intransitive verb use.to sleep in a bunk or bed; to stay the night; sleep (bunk over at a friend's house); to go to bed (bunked down early)
transitive verb use.to provide with sleeping quarters

bunk.noun
empty talk; nonsense

brokerage.noun,.plural.brokerages
the business of a broker; a fee or commission paid to a broker; a firm.engaged in buying and selling stocks and bonds for clients; a stockbroker
broker.noun,.plural.brokers
one that acts as an agent for others, as in negotiating.contracts, purchases or sales in return for a fee or commission; a stockbroker; a power broker (he sells electricity to other cities)
broker, brokered, brokering, brokers.transitive verbs
to arrange or manage as a broker (broker an agreement)
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