comb-out


comb-out
/kohm"owt'/, n.
a thorough combing or brushing of the hair.
[1915-20; n. use of v. phrase comb out]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • comb — 1 noun 1 (C) a flat piece of plastic, metal etc with a row of thin teeth on one side, used for making your hair tidy 2 (C) a small flat piece of plastic, metal etc with a row of thin teeth on one side, used for keeping your hair back or for… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • comb — n. & v. n. 1 a toothed strip of rigid material for tidying and arranging the hair, or for keeping it in place. 2 a part of a machine having a similar design or purpose. 3 a the red fleshy crest of a fowl, esp. a cock. b an analogous growth in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • comb — comb1 [ koum ] noun * 1. ) count an object that you pull through your hair to make it neat, with a row of thin pointed parts called teeth a ) singular BRITISH the process of making your hair neat with a comb: He gave his hair a quick comb. 2. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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