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sugarnoun

uk   /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/ us   /ˈʃʊɡ.ɚ/
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. Beat together the butter and brown sugar until light and creamy.UK Tea with milk and two sugars (= spoonfuls or lumps of sugar), please.
[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?

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sugarexclamation

uk   /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/ us   /ˈʃʊɡ.ɚ/ UK

sugarverb [T]

uk   /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/ us   /ˈʃʊɡ.ɚ/
to put sugar in or on something: He sugared the rims of the martini glasses. sugared donuts
(Definition of sugar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sugarnoun [U]

us   /ˈʃʊɡ·ər/
biology a sweet substance obtained esp. from particular plants and used to make food and drinks sweet
(Definition of sugar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sugar”
in Korean 설탕…
in Arabic سُكَّر…
in Malaysian gula…
in French sucre…
in Russian сахар, ложка сахара…
in Chinese (Traditional) 糖, (尤指)蔗糖, 糖(總稱,指溶於水的碳水化合物)…
in Italian zucchero…
in Turkish şeker…
in Polish cukier, łyżeczka cukru…
in Spanish azúcar…
in Vietnamese đường…
in Portuguese açúcar…
in Thai น้ำตาล…
in German der Zucker…
in Catalan sucre…
in Japanese 砂糖…
in Chinese (Simplified) 糖,食糖, (尤指)蔗糖, 糖(总称,指溶于水的碳水化合物)…
in Indonesian gula…
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“sugar” in British English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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