Synonyms of dust in English:

dust


See definition of dust

noun

1‘all of the furniture was covered in dust’

SYNONYMS

fine powder, fine particles

dirt, grime, filth, smut, soot

2‘they rolled in the dust, fighting’

SYNONYMS

earth, soil, dirt, clay

ground, sod


verb

1‘she dusted her mantelpiece’

SYNONYMS

wipe, clean, buff, brush, sweep, mop

2‘dust the cake with icing sugar’

SYNONYMS

sprinkle, scatter, powder, dredge, sift, spray, cover, spread, strew

dot, fleck, freckle, dab

literary befleck, bestrew, besprinkle


Phrases

    bite the dust

      1‘they bit the dust with our harsh winter’

      SYNONYMS

      die, pass away, pass on, expire, decease, perish, depart this life, be no more, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, meet one's Maker, give up the ghost, go to the great beyond, cross the great divide, shuffle off this mortal coil, go the way of all flesh, go the way of the flesh, go to one's last resting place

      kick the bucket, croak, conk out, buy it, turn up one's toes, cash in one's chips, go belly up

      British

      snuff it, peg out, pop one's clogs

      2‘he was devastated when the plans bit the dust’

      SYNONYMS

      fail, be unsuccessful, not succeed, lack success, fall through, fall flat, break down, abort, miscarry, be defeated, suffer defeat, be in vain, be frustrated, collapse, founder, misfire, backfire, not come up to scratch, meet with disaster, come to grief, come to nothing, come to naught, miss the mark, run aground, go astray

      flop, fizzle out, come a cropper, bomb, blow up in someone's face, go down like a lead balloon

    kick up a dust

      SYNONYMS

      make a fuss, kick up a fuss, cause a row, cause a commotion, cause a disturbance, cause uproar, cause a fracas, cause a rumpus, make a racket