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sugar

noun uk   /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/ us    //
A1 [C or U] a sweet substance especially from the plants sugar cane and sugar beet, used to make food and drinks sweet: I don't take sugar in my coffee, thanks. How many sugars (= spoonfuls or lumps of sugar) do you take in your tea? [C] specialized chemistry any of several types of simple carbohydrate that dissolves in water: Glucose and lactose are sugars. [as form of address] mainly US a friendly way of talking to someone that you know: Hi, sugar, did you have a good day at school?

sugar

exclamation uk   /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/ us    //
polite word for shit noun, used when something annoying happens: Oh sugar, I've just spilled coffee all down my jacket!

sugar

verb [T] uk   /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/ us    //
to put sugar in something: Oh, I forgot to sugar your coffee.
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