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dusting

[ duhs-ting ]
/ ˈdʌs tɪŋ /
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noun

a light application: a dusting of powder.
a beating; defeat: He gave his opponent a good dusting.

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Origin of dusting

First recorded in 1615–25; dust + -ing1
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