to brush aside an idea

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  • brush aside — or brush away PHRASAL VERB If you brush aside or brush away an idea, remark, or feeling, you refuse to consider it because you think it is not important or useful, even though it may be. [V n P] Perhaps you shouldn t brush the idea aside too… …   English dictionary

  • brush — n. & v. n. 1 an implement with bristles, hair, wire, etc. varying in firmness set into a block or projecting from the end of a handle, for any of various purposes, esp. cleaning or scrubbing, painting, arranging the hair, etc. 2 the application… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aside — 1 adverb 1 move/step aside to move, step etc to the side: I stepped aside just in time, and the car whizzed past. 2 put/set/leave sth aside a) to save part of an amount of money: I ve been setting aside a little money each week for our holiday.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wave aside — PHRASAL VERB If you wave aside something such as a suggestion, explanation, or idea, you decide that it is not important enough to consider seriously. [V n P] Wolfe waved my suggestion aside... [V P n (not pron)] Rachel waved aside the… …   English dictionary

  • ZIONISM — This article is arranged according to the following outline: the word and its meaning forerunners ḤIBBAT ZION ROOTS OF ḤIBBAT ZION background to the emergence of the movement the beginnings of the movement PINSKER S AUTOEMANCIPATION settlement… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • discard — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. cast off, reject, abandon, repudiate, throw aside. See nullification, ejection, disuse, relinquishment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. reject, throw away, get rid of, dispose of, throw out, expel,… …   English dictionary for students

  • ANTISEMITISM — ANTISEMITISM, a term coined in 1879, from the Greek ἁντί = anti, and Σημ = Semite by the German agitator wilhelm marr to designate the then current anti Jewish campaigns in Europe. Antisemitism soon came into general use as a term denoting all… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • thought — noun 1 sth that you think ADJECTIVE ▪ comforting, good, happy, pleasant, positive ▪ It was a comforting thought that at least her father hadn t suffered. ▪ Before going on stage, I breathe deeply and t …   Collocations dictionary

  • Offerings — • Covers the Jewish and Christian practices of offerings and tithes Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Offerings     Offerings     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Golden Team/temp — The Golden Team (in Hungarian: Aranycsapat ) is a popular sobriquet for the record breaking and world famous Hungary national football team of the 1950s, believed by many historians to be the finest national side ever in international competition …   Wikipedia

  • Gospel of Saint Luke —     Gospel of Saint Luke     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Gospel of Saint Luke     The subject will be treated under the following heads:     I. Biography of Saint Luke; II.Authenticity of the Gospel; III. Integrity of the Gospel; IV. Purpose and… …   Catholic encyclopedia


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