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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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One luckless wight contrived to upset the gravy; and then gravy had to be got up de novo, with due care and formality, Aunt Chloe watching and stirring with dogged precision, answering shortly, to all suggestions of haste, that she "warn't a going to have raw gravy on the table, to help nobody's catchings.
We'll see whether he gives up or not when I take a sharp knife to him," her mother answered; "and as to his looks, a platter full o' gravy makes a sight o' difference with old roosters, and I'll put dumplings round the aidge; they're turrible fillin', though they don't belong with boiled chicken.
There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are
I thanked him, and took my seat at the board; but found it extremely difficult to handle my knife and fork with anything like dexterity, or to avoid splashing myself with the gravy, while he was standing opposite, staring so hard, and making me blush in the most dreadful manner every time I caught his eye.
There being plenty of gravy to-day, Joe spooned into my plate, at this point, about half a pint.
I smell roast beef cooking," he mumbled-- "underdone roast beef--with brown gravy over it.
The Panther took pie-crust, and gravy, and meat, While the Owl had the dish as its share of the treat.
The jackdaws were eating pie- crust, and the magpie was drinking gravy out of a patty-pan.
Mariette, did you steep them in gravy instead of soup- stock?
But his mother threw down her knitting, and, hurrying after him, took hold of his arm, and said, in a tone of plaintive remonstrance, "Nay, my lad, my lad, thee munna go wi'out thy supper; there's the taters wi' the gravy in 'em, just as thee lik'st 'em.
She told us a great deal that was interesting about Borrioboola-Gha and the natives, and received so many letters that Richard, who sat by her, saw four envelopes in the gravy at once.
She ate noisily, greedily, a little like a wild beast in a menagerie, and after she had finished each course rubbed the plate with pieces of bread till it was white and shining, as if she did not wish to lose a single drop of gravy.