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gra·vy

 (grā′vē)
n. pl. gra·vies
1.
a. The juices that drip from cooking meat.
b. A sauce made by thickening and seasoning these juices.
2. Slang
a. Money, profit, or benefit easily or illicitly gained.
b. Payment or benefit in excess of what is expected or required.

[Middle English grave, from Old French, possibly a misreading of grane, stew, sauce, from Latin grānātus, having many seeds; see pomegranate.]

gravy

(ˈɡreɪvɪ)
n, pl -vies
1. (Cookery)
a. the juices that exude from meat during cooking
b. the sauce made by thickening and flavouring such juices
2. slang money or gain acquired with little effort, esp above that needed for ordinary living
3. slang wonderful; excellent: it's all gravy.
[C14: from Old French gravé, of uncertain origin]

gra•vy

(ˈgreɪ vi)

n., pl. -vies.
1. the fat and juices of cooked meat, often thickened and seasoned and used as a sauce.
2. Slang.
a. profit or money easily, unexpectedly, or illegally obtained.
b. something advantageous or valuable obtained as a benefit beyond what is due or expected.
[1350–1400; < Old French gravé, perhaps misreading of grané (compare grain spice) < Latin granātus full of grains. See grain, -ate1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gravy - a sauce made by adding stock, flour, or other ingredients to the juice and fat that drips from cooking meatsgravy - a sauce made by adding stock, flour, or other ingredients to the juice and fat that drips from cooking meats
sauce - flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
2.gravy - the seasoned but not thickened juices that drip from cooking meats; often a little water is added
juice - the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue by squeezing or cooking
3.gravy - a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
Translations
مَرَقمَرَق اللحْم
omáčkašťáva
sovsskyskysovs
hõlptululihakaste
مرقیخنی
kastikeonnenpotku
umak
szafthúslé
sósa
グレービーソース
그레이비
iussucus
mērce
šťava
såssky
น้ำที่หยดออกมาจากเนื้อ
et sosuet suyu
nước thịt

gravy

[ˈgreɪvɪ]
A. N
1. (Culin) → salsa f de carne, gravy m
2. (US) (= easy money) → dinero m fácil
B. CPD gravy boat Nsalsera f
gravy train N (fig) → dinero m fácil
to get on the gravy trainpillar un chollo

gravy

[ˈgreɪvi] nsauce f (au jus de viande)gravy boat nsaucière fgravy train n
to ride the gravy train, to be on the gravy train → avoir une bonne planque

gravy

n
(Cook: = juice) → Fleisch- or Bratensaft m; (= sauce)Soße f
(inf: = perks) → Spesen pl; (= corrupt money)Schmiergelder pl (inf); to get on the gravy trainauch ein Stück vom Kuchen abbekommen (inf); to ride on the gravy trainlocker Geld machen (inf)

gravy

:
gravy boat
nSauciere f, → Soßenschüssel f
gravy train
n (inf) to climb or get on the gravyleicht ans große Geld kommen

gravy

[ˈgreɪvɪ] n (Culin) → sugo dell'arrosto, intingolo della carne

gravy

(ˈgreivi) plural ˈgravies noun
(a sauce made from) the juices from meat that is cooking.

gravy

مَرَق omáčka sovs Soße σάλτσα jugo de la carne kastike sauce umak sugo di carne グレービーソース 그레이비 jus saus sos do pieczeni molho de carne подливка sky น้ำที่หยดออกมาจากเนื้อ et sosu nước thịt 肉汁
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