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