Brush Up

How to Conjugate Brush Up

  • Infinitive: Brush Up
  • Present Tense: Brush Up/ Brushes Up
  • -ing Form: Brushing Up
  • Past Tense: Brushed Up
  • Past Participle: Brushed Up
Brush Up is a non-separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Brush Up:

1. To practice and review your knowledge or a skill that you haven’t used in a while.

Examples: He knows how to speak Spanish, but he needs to brush up on it.
I didn’t make one basket in the game. I need to brush up on my shooting skills.

2. To make subtle, bodily contact with someone or something.

Examples: Be careful not to brush up against the stove. It’s hot!
Cats show affection by brushing up against you.

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