shake the dust off one's feet

shake the dust off one's feet
leave indignantly or disdainfully

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  • shake the dust off one's feet — ► shake the dust off one s feet leave indignantly or disdainfully. Main Entry: ↑shake …   English terms dictionary

  • Shaking the dust from the feet — was a practice of pious Jews during New Testament times. When Jesus called his twelve disciples, he told them to perform the same act against the non believing Jews. In the early Latter Day Saint movement of the 19th century, it was practiced… …   Wikipedia

  • shake — ► VERB (past shook; past part. shaken) 1) move quickly and jerkily up and down or to and fro. 2) tremble uncontrollably with strong emotion. 3) make a threatening gesture with: he shook his fist. 4) remove or dislodge by shaking. 5) shock or… …   English terms dictionary

  • dust — [dust] n. [ME < OE, akin to MLowG: for IE base see DUN1] 1. powdery earth or other matter in bits fine enough to be easily suspended in air 2. a cloud of such matter 3. confusion; turmoil 4. a) earth, esp. as the place of burial …   English World dictionary

  • shake — v. & n. v. (past shook; past part. shaken) 1 tr. & intr. move forcefully or quickly up and down or to and fro. 2 a intr. tremble or vibrate markedly. b tr. cause to do this. 3 tr. a agitate or shock. b colloq. upset the composure of. 4 tr. weaken …   Useful english dictionary

  • dust — /dʌst / (say dust) noun 1. earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. 2. any finely powdered substance, as sawdust. 3. a cloud of finely powdered earth or other matter in the air. 4. that to which anything, as the human body, is reduced by… …  

  • shake — shakable, shakeable, adj. /shayk/, v., shook, shaken, shaking, n. v.i. 1. to move or sway with short, quick, irregular vibratory movements. 2. to tremble with emotion, cold, etc. 3. to become dislodged and fall (usually fol. by off …   Universalium

  • dust — dustless, adj. /dust/, n. 1. earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. 2. a cloud of finely powdered earth or other matter in the air. 3. any finely powdered substance, as sawdust. 4. the ground; the earth s surface. 5. the substance to which …   Universalium

  • shake — [c]/ʃeɪk / (say shayk) verb (shook, shaken, shaking) –verb (i) 1. to move or sway with short, quick, irregular vibratory movements. 2. to tremble with emotion, cold, etc. 3. to fall (down, off, etc.) by such motion: sand shakes off readily. 4. to …  

  • Dust —    Storms of sand and dust sometimes overtake Eastern travellers. They are very dreadful, many perishing under them. Jehovah threatens to bring on the land of Israel, as a punishment for forsaking him, a rain of powder and dust (Deut. 28:24).… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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