Brandish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbrændɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word brandish
Brit.  |ˈbrandɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word brandish

noun

- the act of waving (syn: flourish)

verb

- move or swing back and forth (syn: flourish, wave)
- exhibit aggressively

Examples

She brandished a stick at the dog.

I could see that he was brandishing a knife.

A man leapt out brandishing a kitchen knife.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: brandish
he/she/it: brandishes
present participle: brandishing
past tense: brandished
past participle: brandished
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