dust down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] British
present tense
I/you/we/theydust down
he/she/itdusts down
present participledusting down
past tensedusted down
past participledusted down
  1. 1
    to wipe dust or dirt off the surface of something

    She came in from the snow, dusting down her jacket.

  2. 2
    dust yourself down to quickly try something again or continue to do what you were doing after a problem or failure, without getting upset

    You have to learn to just dust down yourself and try again.

See also main entry: dust