dust

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dust(
duhst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (dirt particles)
a. el polvo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
There's so much dust in this old house that I can't stop sneezing.Hay tanto polvo en esta vieja casa que no puedo parar de estornudar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to remove dust from)
a. desempolvar
Someone needs to dust the blinds; they're disgusting.Alguien necesita desempolvar las persianas; están asquerosas.
b. quitar el polvo de
Why didn't you dust the living room like I asked you to?¿Por qué no quitaste el polvo de la sala de estar como te pedí?
c. sacudir
She was dusting the furniture when the doorbell rang.Estaba sacudiendo los muebles cuando sonó el timbre de la puerta.
d. limpiar el polvo de
Make sure to dust the lamps before the guests arrive.Asegúrate de limpiar el polvo de las lámparas antes de que lleguen los invitados.
3. (to sprinkle)
a. espolvorear
Remove the cookies from the oven and dust them with powdered sugar.Saque las galletas del horno y espolvoréelas con azúcar glasé.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to remove dust)
a. desempolvar
We dusted yesterday so that we wouldn't have to do it today.Desempolvamos ayer para que no tuviéramos que hacerlo hoy.
b. limpiar el polvo
Have you finished dusting in this room?¿Has terminado de limpiar el polvo en este cuarto?
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dust
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (dirt, powder)
a. el polvo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
dust coverfunda f
dust cover or jacketsobrecubierta f
2. (action)
a.
to give something a dustquitar el polvo a algo
3. (idioms)
a.
once the dust has settledcuando haya pasado la tormenta
4. (colloquial)
a.
you won't see me for dust!pondré pies en polvorosa
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (clean; room, furniture)
a. limpiar el polvo de
6. (sprinkle; with flour, sugar)
a. espolvorear
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dust [dʌst]
noun
1 (in house, on ground) polvo (m)
there was thick dust the dust lay thick había una gruesa capa de polvo
to raise a cloud of dust levantar una nube de polvo; to raise a lot of dust levantar mucho polvo; (cause a scandal) levantar una polvareda
to kick up or raise a dust armar un escándalo
if you ask for a volunteer, you won't see her for dust! ¡en cuanto pides un voluntario pone los pies en polvorosa!
when the dust has settled cuando haya pasado la tempestad
to throw dust in sb's eyes engañar a algn
2 (act of dusting)
to give sth a dust quitar el polvo a algo; she gave the ornaments a quick dust le quitó un poco el polvo a los adornos
transitive verb
1 [+furniture] quitar el polvo a or de; [+room] limpiar el polvo a or de
it's done and dusted (Britain) todo ha terminado
the deal is done and dusted el trato está cerrado
2 (with flour, icing sugar) espolvorear
to dust o.s. with talc ponerse talco
intransitive verb
(clean up) limpiar el polvo
modifier
dust bowl (n) (Geog) terreno erosionado por el viento
dust cloth (n) (US) trapo (m) del polvo
dust cover (n) [of book] sobrecubierta (f); (for furniture) guardapolvo (m)
dust devil (n) remolino (m) de polvo
dust jacket (n) sobrecubierta (f)
dust sheet (n) (Britain) guardapolvo (m); funda (f)
dust storm (n) vendaval (m) de polvo; tormenta (f) de polvo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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