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dust·ing

 (dŭs′tĭng)
n.
1. A light sprinkling: sidewalks covered with a dusting of new snow.
2. Slang A beating or defeat: gave the bully a good dusting.

dusting

(ˈdʌstɪŋ)
n
1. the activity of removing dust from something, esp by wiping it with a cloth
2. a thin layer: a light dusting of grey on his hair.
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dusting

noun
Slang. The act of defeating or the condition of being defeated:
Slang: licking.
Translations

dusting

[ˈdʌstɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= cleaning) → limpieza f
2. (= beating) → paliza f
3. (Culin) (= sprinkling) → espolvoreado m
B. CPD dusting powder Npolvos mpl secantes

dusting

[ˈdʌstɪŋ] népoussetage m
I hate dusting!
BUT Je déteste faire les poussières!.
to do the dusting → faire les poussièresdust jacket n [book] → jaquette f

dusting

n
Staubwischen nt; to do the dustingStaub wischen; when I’ve finished the dustingwenn ich mit Staubwischen fertig bin
(Cook etc: = sprinkling) → (Be)stäuben nt; a dusting of snoweine dünne Schneedecke

dusting

[ˈdʌstɪŋ]
1. n to do the dustingspolverare
to give sth a dusting → dare una spolverata a qc
2. adj dusting powderborotalco
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