rusty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “rusty” in the English Dictionary

"rusty" in British English

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rustyadjective

uk   us   /ˈrʌs.ti/

rusty adjective (METAL)

B2 covered with rust (= ​metaldecay): a rusty ​car/​nail
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rusty adjective (NEEDING PRACTICE)

B2 If a ​skill you had is rusty, it is not as good as it was because you have not it: My ​Italian is a ​bit rusty these ​days.
(Definition of rusty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rusty" in American English

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rustyadjective

 us   /ˈrʌs·ti/
(esp. of a ​person) not as good at ​knowing or doing something as you ​once were, because you have not ​practiced it in a ​longtime: We’re a little rusty after having the ​summer off.
(of the ​surface of something made of ​iron or ​steel) ​covered with a red-brown ​substance that ​formed as a ​result of ​decay caused by ​reacting with ​air and ​water: People would ​tosstheirsodacans into rusty ​oldbarrels.
(Definition of rusty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rusty”
in Arabic صَدِيء…
in Korean 녹투성이의…
in Portuguese enferrujado, oxidado…
in Catalan rovellat…
in Japanese (金属が)さびた, さびついた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金属, 生锈的…
in Turkish paslı, pas tutmuş, (bilgi…
in Russian ржавый, запущенный, забытый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金屬, 生銹的…
in Italian arrugginito…
in Polish zardzewiały, zaniedbany…
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