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dust in Cleaning topic

dustdust2 ●●○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]DHC to clean the dust from a surface by moving something such as a soft cloth across it 🔊 Rachel dusted the books and the bookshelves. 🔊 I was dusting in the bedroom when the phone rang.2 [transitive] (also dust down, dust off)DC to remove something such as dust or dirt from your clothes by brushing them with your hands 🔊 He got to his feet and dusted his knees.dust yourself (down/off) 🔊 Corbett dusted himself down and walked off.3 [transitive]SPREAD to put a fine powder over somethingdust something with something 🔊 Dust the biscuits with icing sugar. dust something ↔ off→ See Verb table
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dustShe didn't often dust behind the pictures.We dusted each other down and then it was time to walk home.He clambered down, dusted himself off.Then he straightened and dusted invisible grains of dirt from the knees of his coveralls.She decided to dust the dining room furniture again.A maid dusted the furniture.Fussily, the embalmer dusted the remains of the salt from her body.Dust the top of the cake with cinnamon.A thorough cleaning includes dusting under the wardrobes.dust yourself (down/off)The Doctor pulled himself up and dusted himself down.William clambers over with terrible difficulty, dusts himself off and heads towards where she stands.She dusts herself off and rejoins the group.Swindon have got to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and start all over again.The soldier rose, dusted himself off, pulled out his card, and presented it to the two boys.However, Grimm was already picking himself up, swearing, dusting himself off, retrieving his cap.He clambered down, dusted himself off.Mentally, I got up and dusted myself off.