dust

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noun
ADJECTIVE
fine
airborne
radioactive
house, household
desert (esp. AmE)
cosmic, moon
brick (esp. BrE), chalk, coal, gold, etc.
fairy, magic, pixie (esp. AmE)
… OF DUST
cloud, layer

The tractor came up the track in a cloud of dust.

There was a layer of fine dust on the table.

particle, speck

Remove any particles of dust on the surface of the paint.

microscopic specks of dust

VERB + DUST
collect, gather

Her chess set lay on a shelf gathering dust.

be covered in, be covered with
brush, remove, shake, sweep, sweep up, wipe

He brushed the dust off his clothes.

She shook the dust from her hair.

blow

The wind was blowing dust through the streets of the city.

DUST + VERB
lie

The dust now lay in a thick layer on her piano.

coat sth, cover sth

Dust covered the whole shelf.

settle

The dust settled on everything in the kitchen.

I waited for the dust to settle from her resignation before talking to her about it. (figurative)

blow, float, fly, swirl

Dust swirled around them like a misty cloud.

fall, rise
fill sth

He started coughing as dust filled his lungs.

clear

The dust cleared and Hari could see a tiger.

DUST + NOUN
cloud
grain, mote (old-fashioned), particle
storm
ball, bunny (= a mass of dust and small pieces of hair, thread, etc.) (informal) (both AmE)
devil (= a small column of dust over land, caused by the wind)
bowl
mite

a house dust mite

cover (esp. AmE), sheet (BrE) (= for furniture, etc.)
cover (esp. AmE), jacket (= of a book)
mask
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verb
Dust is used with these nouns as the object: ↑furniture

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Dust — (d[u^]st), n. [AS. dust; cf. LG. dust, D. duist meal dust, OD. doest, donst, and G. dunst vapor, OHG. tunist, dunist, a blowing, wind, Icel. dust dust, Dan. dyst mill dust; perh. akin to L. fumus smoke, E. fume. [root]71.] 1. Fine, dry particles… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dust — [dust] n. [ME < OE, akin to MLowG: for IE base see DUN1] 1. powdery earth or other matter in bits fine enough to be easily suspended in air 2. a cloud of such matter 3. confusion; turmoil 4. a) earth, esp. as the place of burial …   English World dictionary

  • dust — ► NOUN 1) fine, dry powder consisting of tiny particles of earth or waste matter. 2) any material in the form of tiny particles: coal dust. 3) an act of dusting. ► VERB 1) remove dust from the surface of. 2) cover lightly with a powdered… …   English terms dictionary

  • dust|y — «DUHS tee», adjective, dust|i|er, dust|i|est. 1. covered with dust; filled with dust: »He found some dusty old books in the attic. 2. like dust; dry and powdery: »dusty ch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dust — (d[u^]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dusting}.] 1. To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor. [1913 Webster] 2. To sprinkle with dust. [1913 Webster] 3. To reduce to a fine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dust — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dust Álbum de Screaming Trees Publicación 1996 Grabación 1996 …   Wikipedia Español

  • dust|er — «DUHS tuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that dusts. 2. a cloth, brush, or the like, used to get dust off things. 3. an apparatus for sifting or blowing dry poisons on plants to kill insects. 4. a contrivance for removing dust by sifting; sieve. 5 …   Useful english dictionary

  • dust-up — dust ups N COUNT A dust up is a quarrel that often involves some fighting. [INFORMAL] He s now facing suspension after a dust up with the referee. Syn: scrap …   English dictionary

  • dust — [n] tiny particles in the air ashes, cinders, dirt, dust bunnies*, earth, filth, flakes, fragments, gilings, granules, grime, grit, ground, lint, loess, powder, refuse, sand, smut, soil, soot; concept 437 dust [v] sprinkle tiny particles… …   New thesaurus

  • dust-up — [dust′up΄] n. Slang a commotion, quarrel, or fight * * * …   Universalium

  • dust — is used as a simile for annihilation (2 Kgs. 13:7). In the NT dust on the head was a sign of repentance (Rev. 18:19) but when shaken off the feet it was either a warning of judgement [[➝ Judgement]] to come (perhaps Matt. 10:14) or a gesture of… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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