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Spanish translation of “butter”

butter

noun /ˈbatə/
a fatty substance made from cream by churning
mantequilla
a slice of bread and butter.
buttery adjective
mantecoso
a buttery scone.
buttercup noun a wild plant with cup-shaped yellow flowers.
Ranúnculo
butterfingers noun (informal) a person who is likely to drop things which he or she is carrying.
manazas, torpe
butterscotch /-skotʃ/ noun a kind of hard toffee made with butter.
dulce de azúcar terciado con mantequilla
butter up phrasal verb (informal ) to flatter (someone) usually because one wants him to do something for one
dar coba a
You’ll have to butter up the boss if you want to leave early.
(Definition of butter from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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