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milk

noun [U]  /mɪlk/ us  
the white liquid produced esp. by cows which people drink: cookies and milk Milk is also the white liquid produced by female mammals as food for their young: Breast milk is the best nourishment for a baby. The white liquid obtained from some plants is also called milk: coconut milk

milk

verb [T]  /mɪlk/ us  
To milk something or someone is to get as much from that thing or person as possible: The newspapers milked the story dry.
Translations of “milk”
in Korean 우유…
in Arabic حَليب…
in French lait…
in Turkish süt…
in Italian latte…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奶, 牛奶, 羊奶…
in Russian молоко…
in Polish mleko…
in Spanish leche…
in Portuguese leite…
in German die Milch…
in Catalan llet…
in Japanese ミルク…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奶, 牛奶, 羊奶…
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