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verb dust pronunciation in British English /dʌst/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledusting
past tensedusted
past participledusted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to wipe the dust off the surface of something such as furniture
    I’ll just dust the table.
    Elaine has already hoovered and dusted.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to put a thin layer of powder on something
    dust something with something: Dust the work surface with flour.

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