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lube

 (lo͞ob) Informal
tr.v. lubed, lub·ing, lubes
To lubricate (a car's joints, for example).
n.
A lubricant, such as one applied to machinery: silicone lube.

[Shortening and alteration of lubricant and lubricate.]

lube

(luːb)
n
lubricant
vb (tr)
lubricate

lube

(lub)

n., v. lubed, lub•ing. Informal. n.
1. lubricant.
2. an application of a lubricant to a vehicle.
v.t.
3. to lubricate: to lube a bicycle chain.
[by shortening]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lube - a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slipperylube - a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
drilling fluid, drilling mud - a mixture of clays and chemicals and water; pumped down the drill pipe to lubricate and cool the drilling bit and to flush out the cuttings and to strengthen the sides of the hole
motor oil - oil used to lubricate the moving parts of a motor
Verb1.lube - apply a lubricant to; "lubricate my car"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
Translations

lube

(US inf)
nSchmieröl nt; (Med) → Gleitmittel nt
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The grease fitting that lubes the front and rear drive shaft thrust ball joints gets overlooked because it's directly under the middle of the vehicle.
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A grease fitting below the steering wheel lubes the vehicle's upper steering column shaft bearing.
These capabilities will help Jiffy Lube International grow the brand and stay at the top of our game," said Lisa Carlson, global manager of marketing, Shell Lubricants-Fast Lubes.
With a total of four lube oil producers in operations, Indonesia currently have a capacity to produce up to 679,160 kiloliters of various types of lube oils (except for aviation lubes) per year.
These include silicones, some fluorocarbon lubes and other release mixtures.
We have added six units in 2009 and are planning to open a total of ten units this year, representing a 33 percent growth in the number of full-service Lubes.
As a result, lube points are missed or the wrong lubes are used.