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Other Brandish Definition

[n] the act of waving
[v] move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun."
[v] exhibit aggressively


flourish, flourish, wave

Misc. Definitions

\Bran"dish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brandished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brandishing}.] [OE. braundisen, F. brandir, fr. brand a sword, fr. OHG. brant brand. See {Brand}, n.]
1. To move or wave, as a weapon; to raise and move in various directions; to shake or flourish. The quivering lance which he brandished bright. --Drake.
2. To play with; to flourish; as, to brandish syllogisms.
\Bran"dish\, n. A flourish, as with a weapon, whip, etc. ``Brandishes of the fan.'' --Tailer.

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