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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brandish \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. [1913 Webster] The quivering lance which he brandished bright. --Drake. [1913 Webster] 2. To play with; to flourish; as, to brandish syllogisms. [1913 Webster]