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Significado de “oil” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "oil" - Diccionario Inglés

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oilnoun

uk   /ɔɪl/ us   /ɔɪl/
  • oil noun (FUEL)

B1 [U] petroleum (= the black oil obtained from under the earth's surface from which petrol comes): drilling for oil the oil industry
B1 [U] a thick liquid that comes from petroleum, used as a fuel and for making parts of machines move easily: diesel/lubricating oil

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  • oil noun (FOR COOKING)

  • oil noun (PAINT)

oils [plural]
thick paints with an oil base, used for painting pictures: Do you paint in oils or watercolours?

oilverb [T]

uk   /ɔɪl/ us   /ɔɪl/
(Definition of oil from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "oil" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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oilnoun

us   /ɔɪl/
  • oil noun (FAT)

[C/U] thick, liquid fat obtained from plants which does not mix with water and is used esp. in cooking: [U] vegetable/corn/olive oil [U] I like oil and vinegar on my salad. [C] These cookies are made with soybean and palm oils.
  • oil noun (FUEL)

[U] a thick, liquid substance that burns and is used as fuel or as a lubricant (= substance that helps connecting parts move easily), or the thick liquid taken from under the ground which oil, gasoline, and other products are made from: motor oil fuel/heating oil Change your car’s oil every 12,000 miles.
  • oil noun (LIQUID SUBSTANCE)

[C] any of a number of thick liquid substances that do not dissolve in water and are used in beauty products, paints, medicines, etc.

oilverb [T]

us   /ɔɪl/
  • oil verb [T] (FUEL)

to add oil to something so it works better: Oil the door hinges so they stop squeaking.
  • oil verb [T] (FAT)

to put oil on a pan or other surface that you cook on to keep things from sticking to it: Lightly oil the grill.
(Definition of oil from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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oilnoun [U]

uk   /ɔɪl/ us  
NATURAL RESOURCES a thick liquid that comes from under the Earth's surface and is used as a fuel and for making plastics, etc.: More than 6,000 rigs were drilling for oil and gas. The oil price increase is a genuine concern. The oil exporting countries might not be able to meet rising world consumption.

oilverb [T]

uk   /ɔɪl/ us  
to put oil on something, especially a machine, to make it work more easily without sticking: You may need to oil the wheels and joints.
oil the wheels informal US grease the wheels
to make it easier for something to happen, especially in business or politics: The new proposal will oil the wheels of deal-making by ensuring that the negotiations get off to a quicker start.
(Definition of oil from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Traducciones de “oil”
en coreano 식용유, 기름…
en árabe زَيْت, بِتْرول…
in Malaysian minyak…
en francés huile…
en ruso нефть, масло…
en chino (tradicionál) 燃油, 潤滑油, 石油…
en italiano olio, petrolio…
en turco petrol, yemeklik yağ, sıvı yağ…
en polaco ropa (naftowa), olej…
en español aceite, petróleo…
in Vietnamese dầu…
en portugués óleo, petróleo…
in Thai น้ำมัน…
en alemán das Öl…
en catalán oli, petroli…
en japonés 油, 石油…
en chino (simplificado) 燃油, 润滑油, 石油…
in Indonesian minyak…
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