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brandish

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Etymology

First attested 1340, from Old French brandiss-, from brandir (to flourish a sword) (see brand).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to brandish

Third person singular
brandish

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to brandish (third-person singular simple present brandish, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.
    He brandished his sword at the pirates.
  2. (transitive) To bear something with ostentatious show.

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Noun

brandish

  1. The act of flourishing or waving.

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