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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2020:

Principal Translations
InglésEspañol
dust [sth] off,
dust off [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(wipe or brush clean)sacar el polvo, quitar el polvo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 Just dust off the car; we don't have time to wash it.
 Tan solo quítale el polvo al coche; no hay tiempo para lavarlo.
dust [sth] off,
dust off [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
informal, figurative (use after a long period) (figurado)desempolvar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
 Dust off your shoulder pads -- the '80s are coming back!
 Desempolva las hombreras, la moda de los 80s ha regresado.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2020:

Compound Forms:
InglésEspañol
blow the dust off,
blow the cobwebs off
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (abandon old routines, habits)abandonar los malos hábitos loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 New Year is a time to blow the dust off and make a fresh start.
blow the dust off [sth],
blow the dust off of [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (use for the first time in ages) (figurado)desempolvar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
 Let's blow the dust off this old record and see how it sounds.
 Ayer me encontré varios cuadernos de música de cuando estaba en el conservatorio. Creo que es hora de desempolvar el clarinete.
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