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sugarnoun

uk   /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/  us   //
A1 [C or U] a ​sweetsubstanceespecially from the ​plants sugar ​cane and sugar ​beet, used to make ​food and ​drinkssweet: 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 ​simplecarbohydrate 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   // UK
polite word for shit noun , used when something ​annoyinghappens: Oh sugar, I've just ​spilledcoffee all down my ​jacket!

sugarverb [T]

uk   /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/  us   //
to put sugar in or on something: He sugared the ​rims of the ​martiniglasses. 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 ​sweetsubstanceobtained esp. from ​particularplants and used to make ​food and ​drinkssweet
(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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