Take-powder



verb (used without object)
1.
British Dialect. to rush.
noun
2.
British Dialect. a sudden, frantic, or impulsive rush.
Idioms
3.
take a powder, Slang. to leave in a hurry; depart without taking leave, as to avoid something unpleasant:
He took a powder and left his mother to worry about his gambling debts.
Also, take a runout powder.
noun
1.
a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles
2.
any of various preparations in this form, such as gunpowder, face powder, or soap powder
3.
fresh loose snow, esp when considered as skiing terrain
4.
(US & Canadian, slang) take a powder, to run away or disappear
verb
5.
to turn into powder; pulverize
6.
(transitive) to cover or sprinkle with or as if with powder

powder pow·der (pou’dər)
n.

A dry mass of pulverized or finely dispersed solid particles.

Any of various medicinal or cosmetic preparations in the form of powder.

A single dose of a powdered drug.

powder

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