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dust down

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to remove dust from by brushing or wiping
2. to reprimand severely
dusting down n
Translations
يُنَظِّف الغُبار بالفُرْشاه
okartáčovatoprášit
genoplivestøve af
slá af sér ryk, òurrka af
oprášiť
tozunu silkmek

w>dust down

vt sep person, sb’s clothes (with brush) → abbürsten; (with hand) → abklopfen; (fig)herunterputzen; to dust oneself downsich abbürsten, sich (dat)den Staub abklopfen; (fig)sich reinwaschen

dust

(dast) noun
1. fine grains of earth, sand etc. The furniture was covered in dust.
2. anything in the form of fine powder. gold-dust; sawdust.
verb
to free (furniture etc) from dust. She dusts (the house) once a week.
ˈduster noun
a cloth for removing dust.
ˈdusty adjective
a dusty floor.
ˈdustiness noun
dustbin (ˈdasbin) noun
(American ˈgarbage-can or ˈtrash-can) a container for household rubbish.
dust-jacket (ˈdasdʒӕkit) noun
the loose paper cover of a book.
dustman (ˈdasmən) noun
a person employed to remove household rubbish.
dustpan (ˈdaspӕn) noun
a type of flat container with a handle, used for holding dust swept from the floor.
ˈdust-up noun
a quarrel. There was a bit of a dust-up between the two men.
dust down
to remove the dust from with a brushing action. She picked herself up and dusted herself down.
throw dust in someone's eyes
to try to deceive someone.
References in classic literature ?
Then Jove the lord of thunder sent the blast of a mighty wind from the mountains of Ida, that bore the dust down towards the ships; he thus lulled the Achaeans into security, and gave victory to Hector and to the Trojans, who, trusting to their own might and to the signs he had shown them, essayed to break through the great wall of the Achaeans.
This would have been due to the wet weather keeping the dust down.
THEY have had a bit of a break after all the festive excess - a few weeks to dust down the sequins and squeeze back into their lycra but next week the Kookoo gang return to their final resting home of Society.
Neil Clark's party piece on Forest Fire was one of those goose-bump moments which had us rushing home to dust down our black turtle-necks and Norman Mailer novels.
But he will dust down his trusty Mini Special to take part in Sunday's BTRDA National Championship round in Hartlepool.
It's time to dust down your woggle and swot up on your knots if you were a member of the Scouting movement in the Canton area of Cardiff between the end of World War II and the 1970s.
Dust down that old DIY massage guide because tomorrow is the start of National Real Aromatherapy Week.
Last weekend's remarkable Open Championship climax will undoubtedly have persuaded many weekend golfers to dust down their clubs.
uk and - you never know - I might have to dust down that tuxedo when the winner is announced on May 9.
We need the water to grade and keep the dust down,'' he said.
A STELLAR cast of Eighties legends will dust down their Tukka boots and Cavalry shirts for the first ever Retrofest Music Festival at Culzean Castle, Ayrshire, on September 1 and 2.
WHEN a player starts denying rumours of an imminent departure, it's usually time to dust down the old "smoke" and "fire" metaphors.