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rust away

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrust away phrasal verbHCMto be gradually destroyed by rust The blades of the swords have rusted away. rust→ See Verb table
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rust awayBut under the ground they were half rusted away.Even I could see it was rusting away.No-one had noticed that while they huddled together the armour-plating had rusted away.Now, the Berlin Wall has fallen and the barbed wire rusts away.The old mills just stood there, quiet, closed, rusting away.These are rarely found complete as the blades are generally made of iron and have therefore rusted away.His old heart was rusting away in there.Cars and motorcycles had been confiscated or were rusting away useless for lack of parts.
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Verb table
rust
Simple Form
Present
theyrust
itrusts
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Past
it, theyrusted
Present perfect
theyhave rusted
ithas rusted
Past perfect
it, theyhad rusted
Future
it, theywill rust
Future perfect
it, theywill have rusted
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare rusting
itis rusting
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Past
theywere rusting
itwas rusting
Present perfect
theyhave been rusting
ithas been rusting
Past perfect
it, theyhad been rusting
Future
it, theywill be rusting
Future perfect
it, theywill have been rusting
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