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sugar

noun uk   /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/  us   //
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. How many sugars (= spoonfuls or lumps of sugar) do you take in your tea? [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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exclamation uk   /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/  us   //
polite word for shit noun , used when something annoying happens: Oh sugar, I've just spilled coffee all down my jacket!

sugar

verb [T] uk   /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/  us   //
to put sugar in something: Oh, I forgot to sugar your coffee.
Translations of “sugar”
in Arabic سُكَّر…
in Korean 설탕…
in Malaysian gula…
in French sucre…
in Turkish şeker…
in Italian zucchero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 糖, (尤指)蔗糖, 糖(總稱,指溶於水的碳水化合物)…
in Russian сахар, ложка сахара…
in Polish cukier, łyżeczka cukru…
in Vietnamese đường…
in Spanish azúcar…
in Portuguese açúcar…
in Thai น้ำตาล…
in German der Zucker…
in Catalan sucre…
in Japanese 砂糖…
in Indonesian gula…
in Chinese (Simplified) 糖,食糖, (尤指)蔗糖, 糖(总称,指溶于水的碳水化合物)…
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