Definition of “milk” - English Dictionary

“milk” in British English

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milknoun [ U ]

uk /mɪlk/ us /mɪlk/

A1 the white liquid produced by cows, goats, and sheep and used by humans as a drink or for making butter, cheese, etc.:

a glass/carton of milk
cow's/goat's milk
a milk bottle

the white liquid produced by women and other female mammals as food for their young:

Breast/Mother's milk is the best nourishment for a baby.

the white liquid produced by some plants and trees:

coconut milk

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milkverb

uk /mɪlk/ us /mɪlk/

(Definition of “milk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“milk” in American English

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milknoun [ U ]

us /mɪlk/

the white liquid produced esp. by cows which people drink:

cookies and milk

Milk is also the white liquid produced by female mammals as food for their young:

Breast milk is the best nourishment for a baby.

The white liquid obtained from some plants is also called milk:

coconut milk

milkverb [ T ]

us /mɪlk/

To milk something or someone is to get as much from that thing or person as possible:

The newspapers milked the story dry.

(Definition of “milk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“milk” in Business English

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milkverb [ T ]

uk /mɪlk/ us disapproving

to get as much money or information from someone or something as possible or as much advantage from a situation as possible:

milk sb for sth The supermarket has been accused of milking suppliers for as much money as they can.
If the press hear about this, they will milk the story for weeks.

(Definition of “milk” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)