dust down

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "dust down":
present tense I/you/we/they dust down he/she/it dusts down present participle dusting down past tense dusted down past participle dusted down British
1) to wipe dust or dirt off the surface of something

She came in from the snow, dusting down her jacket.

2) dust yourself down to quickly try something again or continue to do what you were doing after a problem or failure, without getting upset

You have to learn to just dust down yourself and try again.


English dictionary. 2014.

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