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noun 
  1. The act of flourishing or waving.
verb (brandish, es)
  1. (transitive) To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrate, demonstrating skill.
He brandished his sword at the pirates.
  1. (transitive) To bear something with ostentatious show.
Etymology: First attested w:1340, 1340, from Old French brandiss-, from brandir to flourish a sword (see brand).


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