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English definition of “rusty”

rusty

adjective uk   /ˈrʌs.ti/ us  

rusty adjective (METAL)

B2 covered with rust (= metal decay): a rusty car/nailThe state of matter

rusty adjective (NEEDING PRACTICE)

B2 If a skill you had is rusty, it is not now good because you have forgotten it: My Italian is a bit rusty these days.Forgetting and forgetfulness
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