dust oneself off

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dust oneself off

US
: to brush the dirt/dust off one's clothes
  • He stood up and dusted himself off.

Word by Word Definitions

dust play
  1. : fine particles of matter (as of earth)

  2. : the particles into which something disintegrates

  3. : something worthless

  1. : to make dusty

  2. : to make free of dust

  3. : to sprinkle with fine particles

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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