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rustnoun [U]

uk   /rʌst/  us   /rʌst/
a reddish-brown substance that forms on the surface of iron and steel as a result of reacting with air and water: patches of rust
a reddish-brown colour that looks like rust
any of various plant diseases that cause reddish-brown spots
rust
adjective uk   us  
having a reddish-brown colour

rustverb [I or T]

uk   /rʌst/  us   /rʌst/
to become or cause something to become covered with rust: Older cars will begin to rust. Years of being left out in the rain had rusted the metal chairs. The floor of the car had rusted away/through (= been destroyed by rust), so I was careful where I put my feet.
(Definition of rust from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rustnoun [U]

 us   /rʌst/
a red-brown substance that forms on the surface of iron and steel as a result of decay caused by reacting with air and water
rust
verb [I/T]  us   /rʌst/
[I] Stainless steel won’t rust.
(Definition of rust from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rust”
in Korean 녹…
in Arabic صَدَأ…
in Malaysian karat…
in French rouille…
in Russian ржавчина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鏽, 鐵銹, 鐵銹色…
in Italian ruggine…
in Turkish pas…
in Polish rdza…
in Spanish óxido…
in Vietnamese gỉ sắt…
in Portuguese ferrugem…
in Thai สนิม…
in German der Rost…
in Catalan rovell…
in Japanese (金属の)さび…
in Chinese (Simplified) 锈, 铁锈, 铁锈色…
in Indonesian karat…
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