dust - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] very small pieces of dirt that cover surfaces inside buildings like a powder

    The dictionaries were covered in dust.

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    1. a.
      very small pieces of dry earth or sand that are like powder

      There were clouds of dust in the distance as the truck approached.

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    2. b.
      very small pieces of something such as wood or metal that form a powder

      gold/coal dust

  2. 2
    [singular] British the action of dusting something

    The sideboard is filthy – can you give it a dust?

  3.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    kick up a dust to create a rowSubmitted from Pakistan on 20/02/2015
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