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dustnoun [U]

uk   /dʌst/ us   /dʌst/
B1 dry dirt in the form of powder that covers surfaces inside a building, or very small dry pieces of soil, sand, or other substances: The furniture was covered in dust and cobwebs. A cloud of dust rose in the air as the car roared past. coal dust

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dustverb

uk   /dʌst/ us   /dʌst/
(Definition of dust from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dustnoun [U]

us   /dʌst/
dry dirt in the form of powder that covers surfaces inside a building, or very small dry pieces of earth, sand, or other substances: The furniture was covered with dust.
dusty
adjective us   /ˈdʌs·ti/
Piles of dusty books lay on the floor.

dustverb [I/T]

us   /dʌst/
to remove dry dirt in the form of powder from a surface: [I/T] I was dusting (her desk) when I noticed the piece of paper.
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Translations of “dust”
in Korean 먼지…
in Arabic غُبار…
in Malaysian debu, serbuk…
in French poussière…
in Russian пыль…
in Chinese (Traditional) 灰塵, 塵土, 沙土…
in Italian polvere…
in Turkish toz…
in Polish kurz…
in Spanish polvo, quitar el polvo (de)…
in Vietnamese bụi…
in Portuguese poeira, pó…
in Thai ฝุ่น, ละออง…
in German der Staub…
in Catalan pols…
in Japanese ほこり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灰尘, 尘土, 沙土…
in Indonesian debu, bubuk…
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