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See also růst

English

Rust on a can

Etymology

Old English rúst

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
rust

Plural
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  1. The deteriorated state of iron or steel as a result of moisture and oxidation.
  2. (colour) A reddish-brown color.
    rust colour:   
  3. A disease of plants caused by a reddish-brown fungus.

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Verb

Infinitive
to rust

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to rust (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) to oxidize, especially of iron or steel.
    The patio furniture had rusted in the wind-driven spray.
  2. (transitive) to cause to oxidize.
    The wind-driven sprayed had thoroughly rusted the patio furniture.

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Dutch

Noun

rust

  1. rest, calm, quiet
  2. in sporting matches (e.g. soccer) the period between match halves: half-time

Verb

rust

  1. first person singular of the verb rusten: to rest

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