[General] these brushes with the neighborhood ghost

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vil

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Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to give me a leg up with the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

However, these brushes with the neighborhood ghost result in a tentative friendship over time and soon the Finch children realize that Boo Radley deserves to live in peace, so they leave him alone.

brush = an instance of contact with something undesirable or dangerous; clash

Thanks for your efforts.

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V.
 

chester_100

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Yes, I believe that's right.
-Something bad and usually temporary and short.

Exms:
-brush with the law = trouble with the police
-brush with evil = encounter
-brush with death = be an a situation that can lead to death, but manage to survive.
 
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