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milk

noun [U] uk   /mɪlk/ us  
A1 the white liquid produced by cows, goats, and sheep and used by humans as a drink or for making butter, cheese, etc.: a glass/carton of milk cow's/goat's milk skimmed/pasteurized milk a milk bottle the white liquid produced by women and other female mammals as food for their young: Breast/Mother's milk is the best nourishment for a baby. the white liquid produced by some plants and trees: coconut milk
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verb uk   /mɪlk/ us  

milk verb (GET MILK)

[I or T] to get milk from an animal: Milking a cow by hand is a skilled process. Some goats seem to milk (= produce milk) better than others.

milk verb (GET MONEY/INFORMATION)

[T] disapproving to get as much money or information out of someone or something as possible, often in an unfair or dishonest way: [+ obj + adj ] The newspapers milked the story dry. The directors milked the company of several million dollars.
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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