rust

rust
rust1 [rʌst] n [U]
[: Old English;]
1.) the reddish-brown substance that forms on iron or steel when it gets wet
→↑rusty
There were large patches of rust on the car.
2.) a plant disease that causes reddish-brown spots
rust 2
rust2 v [I and T]
to become covered with rust, or to make something become covered in rust
The metal had begun to rust.
The gate was old and badly rusted.
rust away phr v
to be gradually destroyed by rust
The blades of the swords have rusted away.

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