- 1 [intransitive, transitive] to clean furniture, a room, etc. by removing dust from surfaces with a cloth I broke the vase while I was dusting. dust something Could you dust the living room?
- 2[transitive] dust something (+ adv./prep.) to remove dirt from someone or something/yourself with your hands or a brush She dusted some ash from her sleeve.
- 3[transitive] dust something (with something) to cover something with fine powder Dust the cake with sugar. Phrasal Verbsdust somebody/somethingoff
NAmE//dʌst//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dust
he / she / it dusts
past simple dusted
-ing form dusting