dust sth off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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dust sth off

(UK also dust down)
phrasal verb with dust uk   us   /dʌst/ verb
to ​prepare something for use, ​especially after it has not been used for a ​longtime: It's ​time to ​dust off the ​oldchemistrybooks and ​startstudying.UK They ​brought out the ​oldambulances, ​dusted them down and put them back into ​service.
(Definition of dust sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dust sth off”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指长时间不用后拿出来)备好待用,整理…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指長時間不用後拿出來)備好待用,整理…
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