Translation of rust in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /rʌst/


uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 1.1 (on metal) óxido (masculine), herrumbre (feminine), orín (masculine)
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    • A blackened heap of rust and iron, the old stove sat in the corner of the living room.
    • The Juliana bases are constructed of a galvanized steel to resist rust and decay.
    • The presence of rust and corrosion indicates possible moisture invasion and a potential electrical hazard.
    1.2 (color) de color orín, de color óxido or herrumbre
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    • The turbulent gray and rust coloured swirls of gas are truly awesome.
    • Or how about cracking open a crab and stuffing its white and rust coloured meat into a baguette with watercress, mustard and cress and lamb lettuce and dressed with lime juice.
    • Earthy tones such as rust, brown, beige, khaki, and tan are not only the coziest colors you can decorate your apartment in, but they're also in style right now.
  • 2 [Botany/Botánica] roya (feminine)
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    • Many rust diseases are very specialized and have just one or two hosts.
    • Leaf rust and stem rust can be serious problems in irrigated winter wheat.
    • Stripe rust and leaf rust continue to develop in the southern plains.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [metal/lock/vehicle] oxidarse, herrumbrarse

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

rust through

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[bolt/panel] oxidarse or herrumbrarse totalmente

rust up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[padlock/window] oxidarse, herrumbrarse

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