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gravynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈɡreɪ.vi/
a ​sauce made with ​meatjuices and ​flour, ​served with ​meat and ​vegetables
(Definition of gravy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gravynoun [U]

 us   /ˈɡreɪ·vi/
  • gravy noun [U] (FOOD)

a ​sauce made from ​meatjuices, often ​mixed with ​flour
  • gravy noun [U] (EXTRA)

infml something ​extra that you ​welcome having and often did not ​expect to get: This ​business took ​care of all ​ourexpenses, and the ​revenue from other ​ads and subscriptions was gravy.
(Definition of gravy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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gravynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈɡreɪvi/ informal
money that you receive without much ​effort: The ​companydirectors will mop up most of the gravy.
a ​situation in which it is ​easy to make ​money or to enjoy a comfortable ​life without much ​effort: I can forget about the hard ​times because it's all been gravy for three ​years now.
(Definition of gravy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gravy”
in Korean 그레이비 소스…
in Arabic صَلْصة اللَّحْم…
in Malaysian kuah…
in French (sauce au) jus…
in Russian соус, подливка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肉汁…
in Italian sugo, salsa…
in Turkish et suyu, et suyu sosu…
in Polish sos (pieczeniowy)…
in Spanish salsa de carne, jugo de la carne…
in Vietnamese nước thịt…
in Portuguese molho feito com caldo de carne…
in Thai น้ำเกรวี่สำหรับราดอาหาร…
in German die Bratensauce…
in Catalan salsa per a carn…
in Japanese グレービーソース…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肉汁…
in Indonesian kaldu…
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