Definition of 'rust'

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Example sentences containing 'rust'

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His attacks on free trade have played well in the rust belt but he needs to mend his image with suburban women. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The rust belt city in Pennsylvania is to begin an experiment in robotic taxis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All British pundits The key to this election lies in the rust belt! Times, Sunday Times (2016)Egypt was no longer a rusting old machine. Times, Sunday Times (2011)My father with his years at sea would have called her a rust bucket. Charles Glass The Tribes Triumphant (2006)This is a fungus called white rust which can kill the plants. The Sun (2011)It was a bit of a rust bucket. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The leaves you sent are infected with a fungus called pear rust. The Sun (2012)It turned to a bucket of rust. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its reddish colour comes from iron oxide - rust. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Ring rust is just something people come out with when they've boxed badly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The colour changed, tending towards a red like rust. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)To claim victory, he will have to win the rust belt without resorting to naked protectionism. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its back was the colour of old, dark rust and its head was a lighter brown. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the Yorkshireman showed no signs of ring rust. The Sun (2015)If you have an old rust bucket, you may want a dependable car. Christianity Today (2000)We say The first coat was a bit streaky but after two the unusual rust colour looked great. Times, Sunday Times (2011)An increasingly common problem is rusting to the iron cramps used to hold masonry together in Victorian spires. Times, Sunday Times (2015)QI am having problems with rusting disc brakes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Gradually turning from pink to dark red to rust, the flowers are almost as durable as the foliage. Eddison, Sydney A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)They were brown with rust. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is willow rust fungus. The Sun (2013)That's enough to produce the red bed rust and enough to begin establishing an ozone layer that could block ultraviolet radiation. Levenson, Thomas Ice Time: Climate, Science, and Life on Earth (1990)Age may have affected me and there's lack of competition, ring rust. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His relatives were buried in a modest plot, surrounded by maize fields, and a rusting metal fence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's good for roasting and doesn't have the problems of rust and rot suffered by its garlic cousins. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

Synonyms of 'rust'

corrosion, oxidation
reddish-brown, reddish, russet, coppery
corrode, decay, tarnish, oxidize

Word Lists

brown, red

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Translations for 'rust'

British English: rust /rʌst/ NOUN
Rust is a brown substance that forms on iron or steel when it comes into contact with water.
The old car was red with rust.
  • American English: rust
  • Arabic: صَدَأ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ferrugem
  • Chinese: 铁锈
  • Croatian: hrđa
  • Czech: rez
  • Danish: rust
  • Dutch: roest
  • European Spanish: herrumbre
  • Finnish: ruoste
  • French: rouille
  • German: Rost
  • Greek: σκουριά
  • Italian: ruggine
  • Japanese: さび 腐食
  • Korean: 녹슬다
  • Norwegian: rust
  • Polish: rdza
  • European Portuguese: ferrugem
  • Romanian: rugină
  • Russian: ржавчина
  • Spanish: óxido
  • Swedish: rost
  • Thai: สนิม
  • Turkish: pas metal
  • Ukrainian: іржа
  • Vietnamese: rỉ
British English: rust VERB
When a metal object rusts, it becomes covered in rust and often loses its strength.
Copper nails are better than iron nails because the iron rusts.


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