dust

[ duhst ]
/ dʌst /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Idioms for dust

Origin of dust

before 900; Middle English; Old English dūst; cognate with German Dunst vapor

OTHER WORDS FROM dust

dust·less, adjectivere·dust, verb (used with object)un·dust·ed, adjectivewell-dust·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shake the dust from one's feet

dust
/ (dʌst) /

noun

verb

See also dust down, dust-up

Derived forms of dust

dustless, adjective

Word Origin for dust

Old English dūst; related to Danish dyst flour dust, Middle Dutch dūst dust, meal dust, Old High German tunst storm
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Idioms and Phrases with shake the dust from one's feet (1 of 2)

shake the dust from one's feet

Depart in a hurry, especially from an unpleasant situation; also, leave forever. For example, I couldn't wait to shake the dust from my feet; I never wanted to see either of them again. This metaphoric term, alluding to moving one's feet fast enough to shake off dust, appears in several books of the Bible. [c. 1600]

Idioms and Phrases with shake the dust from one's feet (2 of 2)

dust

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