brandish definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To wave or thrive (a weapon, including) menacingly.
    • to show ostentatiously. See Synonyms at flourish.
    • to maneuver or wave, as a weapon; to boost and move in various guidelines; to shake or flourish.
    • To play with; to grow.
  • noun:
    • A menacing or defiant revolution or flourish.
    • The work of flourishing or waving.
    • A flourish, much like a weapon, whip, etc.
    • A shake or flourish, at the time of a weapon.
    • the work of waving
  • verb:
    • to go or move a weapon back-and-forth, specially if demonstrating skill.
    • To keep anything with ostentatious show.
    • move or swing backwards and forwards
    • display aggressively
  • others:
    • To move or wave, as a weapon; raise and move around in numerous guidelines; shake or flourish about: as, to brandish a sword or a cane.
    • Figuratively, to play with; flourish: as, “to brandish syllogisms,”
    • to maneuver with a flourish; toss.

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