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American English: /rəst/
British English: /rʌst/

Translation of rust in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (on metal)
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    roya (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • (metal/lock/vehicle)
    Example sentences
    • All vehicles in the town had to stay there until they rusted away.
    • The source of the oil is unknown and is thought to have possibly sprung from an old wreck lying on the seabed which has rusted away.
    • Without the right protection, the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz would have rusted away.

transitive verb

Phrasal verbs

rust through

verb + adverb
oxidarse or herrumbrarse totalmente

rust up

verb + adverb
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Cultural Note: Rust Belt

El nombre coloquial de la región central de EEUU ( Midwest) y los estados del norte, donde han cerrado gran parte de las fábricas. Algunas de sus antiguas industrias, tales como la del acero, ya casi han desparecido y muchos trabajadores se han trasladado al Sunbelt.

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