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dust

1. in. to leave; to depart. They dusted out of there at about midnight.
2. tv. to defeat someone; to win out over someone. We dusted the other team, eighty-seven to fifty-four.
3. tv. to kill someone. (Underworld.) The gang set out to dust the witnesses but got only one of them.
4. n. fine tobacco for rolling cigarettes. (Prisons.) How about trading a little dust for this candy bar?
5. n. a powdered drug: heroin, phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine; fine cannabis. (Drugs.) It’s the dust that can really do you damage.
6. tv. to add a powdered drug to the end of a (tobacco or cannabis) cigarette. (Drugs.) Pete dusted one, then lit it up.
7. n. worthless matter. John said that Frank was going to be dust if Mr. Gutman ever heard about what happened.
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Then I got a dusting-cloth and dusted it four times.
dusted chair with handkerchief before sitting down on it, and had other oldmaidish ways (I should like to know what they are); tediously polite, but no talker; bored face; age forty-five if a day (a lie); was accompanied by an enormous yellow dog with sore eyes.
Dorothy carefully stood up the line of soldiers, who first dusted their painted clothes and then saluted the visitors with their paper muskets.
With expressions of grateful pleasure, the poor woman moved to get me a chair; but, as I saved her the trouble, she busied herself with stirring the fire, and adding a few more sticks to the decaying embers; and then, taking her well-used Bible from the shelf, dusted it carefully, and gave it me.
Peerybingle, with restored good humour, dusted her chubby little hands against each other, and sat down before the kettle, laughing.
You will flutter high, but your wings are of the finest gauze, dusted with the fairest pigments.
This will do for a start," he said, as he plumped up the cushion and dusted the cup.