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dust

US [dʌst]
UK [dʌst]
  • n.粉尘;尘埃;尘土;粉末
  • v.擦去…的灰尘;擦灰;掸去;刷去
  • Web掸掉灰尘;粉剂
Simple Present:dusts  Present Participle:dusting  Past Tense:dusted  
dust
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n.
1.
[u]
沙土;尘土a fine powder that consists of very small pieces of sand, earth, etc.
A cloud of dust rose as the truck drove off.
卡车开过时扬起一片灰尘。
The workers wear masks to avoid inhaling the dust.
工人们戴着面罩避免吸入尘土。
2.
(建筑物内、家具或地板等上的)灰尘,尘埃the fine powder of dirt that forms in buildings, on furniture, floors, etc.
The books were all covered with dust.
书上积满了灰尘。
There wasn't a speck of dust anywhere in the room.
屋子里处处一尘不染。
That guitar's been sitting gathering dust(= not being used) for years now.
那把吉他现已尘封多年。
3.
粉尘;粉末a fine powder that consists of very small pieces of a particular substance
coal/gold dust
煤粉;金粉
IDM
leave sb in the dust
把某人远远抛在后面;使望尘莫及to leave sb far behind
let the dust settle|wait for the dust to settle
待形势明朗;待情况清楚to wait for a situation to become clear or certain
v.
1.
[i][t]
擦去…的灰尘;擦灰to clean furniture, a room, etc. by removing dust from surfaces with a cloth
I broke the vase while I was dusting.
我擦灰尘时将花瓶打碎了。
Could you dust the sitting room?
你把起居室擦一擦好吗?
2.
[t]
~ sth (+ adv./prep.)
掸去;擦去;刷去to remove dirt from sb/sth/yourself with your hands or a brush
She dusted some ash from her sleeve.
她掸去袖子上的灰末。
3.
[t]
~ sth (with sth)
把(粉末)撒于;撒(粉)to cover sth with fine powder
Dust the cake with sugar.
把糖撒在蛋糕上。

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