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milk

 (mĭlk)
n.
1. A whitish liquid containing proteins, fats, lactose, and various vitamins and minerals that is produced by the mammary glands of all mature female mammals after they have given birth and serves as nourishment for their young.
2. The milk of cows, goats, or other animals, used as food by humans.
3. Any of various potable liquids resembling milk, such as coconut milk or soymilk.
4. A liquid resembling milk in consistency, such as milkweed sap or milk of magnesia.
v. milked, milk·ing, milks
v.tr.
1.
a. To draw milk from the teat or udder of (a female mammal).
b. To draw or extract a liquid from: milked the stem for its last drops of sap.
2. To press out, drain off, or remove (a liquid): milk venom from a snake.
3. Informal
a. To draw out or extract something from: milked the witness for information.
b. To obtain money or benefits from, in order to achieve personal gain; exploit: "The dictator and his cronies had milked their country of somewhere between $5 billion and $10 billion" (Russell Watson).
c. To obtain the greatest possible advantage from (a situation).
d. To get the greatest effect from (a line or scene in a play, for example).
v.intr.
1. To yield or supply milk.
2. To draw milk from a female mammal.
Idiom:
milk it
To take advantage of the help or kindness of others, as when one acts as if one still needs help after recovering from an illness.

[Middle English, from Old English milc; see melg- in Indo-European roots.]

milk′er n.

milk

(mɪlk)
n
1. (Biochemistry)
a. a whitish nutritious fluid produced and secreted by the mammary glands of mature female mammals and used for feeding their young until weaned
b. the milk of cows, goats, or other animals used by man as a food or in the production of butter, cheese, etc. lacteallactic
2. (Botany) any similar fluid in plants, such as the juice of a coconut
3. (Pharmacology) any of various milklike pharmaceutical preparations, such as milk of magnesia
4. cry over spilt milk to lament something that cannot be altered
vb
5. (Agriculture) to draw milk from the udder of (a cow, goat, or other animal)
6. (Agriculture) (intr) (of cows, goats, or other animals) to yield milk
7. (tr) to draw off or tap in small quantities: to milk the petty cash.
8. (tr) to extract as much money, help, etc, as possible from: to milk a situation of its news value.
9. (tr) to extract venom, sap, etc, from
[Old English milc; compare Old Saxon miluk, Old High German miluh, Old Norse mjolk]

milk

(mɪlk)

n.
1. an opaque white or bluish-white liquid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals, serving for the nourishment of their young.
2. this liquid as secreted by cows, goats, or certain other animals and used by humans for food or to make butter, cheese, yogurt, etc.
3. any liquid resembling this, as the sap of certain plants or a pharmaceutical preparation.
v.t.
4. to press or draw milk from the udder or breast of.
5. to extract something from as if by milking.
6. to get something from; exploit: The swindler milked her of all her savings.
7. to extract; draw out: milking laughs from the audience.
v.i.
8. to yield milk, as a cow.
9. to milk a cow or other mammal.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English meol(o)c, c. Old Frisian melok, Old Saxon miluk, Old High German miluh, Old Norse mjōlk, Gothic miluks, akin to Latin mulgēre, Greek amélgein to milk]
milk′er, n.
milk′less, adj.

milk

(mĭlk)
A white liquid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young. Milk contains proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and sugars, especially lactose.

Milk


any substance that stimulates the production and flow of milk. — galactopoietic, adj.
an instrument for measuring the richness of milk from its specific gravity. Also called galactometer.
an instrument for measuring the opacity of milk so that its cream content can be determined.

milk


Past participle: milked
Gerund: milking

Imperative
milk
milk
Present
I milk
you milk
he/she/it milks
we milk
you milk
they milk
Preterite
I milked
you milked
he/she/it milked
we milked
you milked
they milked
Present Continuous
I am milking
you are milking
he/she/it is milking
we are milking
you are milking
they are milking
Present Perfect
I have milked
you have milked
he/she/it has milked
we have milked
you have milked
they have milked
Past Continuous
I was milking
you were milking
he/she/it was milking
we were milking
you were milking
they were milking
Past Perfect
I had milked
you had milked
he/she/it had milked
we had milked
you had milked
they had milked
Future
I will milk
you will milk
he/she/it will milk
we will milk
you will milk
they will milk
Future Perfect
I will have milked
you will have milked
he/she/it will have milked
we will have milked
you will have milked
they will have milked
Future Continuous
I will be milking
you will be milking
he/she/it will be milking
we will be milking
you will be milking
they will be milking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been milking
you have been milking
he/she/it has been milking
we have been milking
you have been milking
they have been milking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been milking
you will have been milking
he/she/it will have been milking
we will have been milking
you will have been milking
they will have been milking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been milking
you had been milking
he/she/it had been milking
we had been milking
you had been milking
they had been milking
Conditional
I would milk
you would milk
he/she/it would milk
we would milk
you would milk
they would milk
Past Conditional
I would have milked
you would have milked
he/she/it would have milked
we would have milked
you would have milked
they would have milked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.milk - a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beingsmilk - a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
dairy product - milk and butter and cheese
sour milk - milk that has turned sour
pasteurized milk - milk that has been exposed briefly to high temperatures to destroy microorganisms and prevent fermentation
cows' milk - milk obtained from dairy cows
yak's milk - the milk of a yak
goats' milk - the milk of a goat
acidophilus milk - milk fermented by bacteria; used to treat gastrointestinal disorders
raw milk - unpasteurized milk
scalded milk - milk heated almost to boiling
homogenized milk - milk with the fat particles broken up and dispersed uniformly so the cream will not rise
certified milk - milk from dairies regulated by an authorized medical milk commission
evaporated milk - milk concentrated by evaporation
condensed milk - sweetened evaporated milk
skim milk, skimmed milk - milk from which the cream has been skimmed
semi-skimmed milk - milk from which some of the cream has been removed
whole milk - milk from which no constituent (such as fat) has been removed
low-fat milk - milk from which some of the cream has been removed
buttermilk - residue from making butter from sour raw milk; or pasteurized milk curdled by adding a culture
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
chocolate milk - milk flavored with chocolate syrup
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
2.milk - produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
mother's milk - milk secreted by a woman who has recently given birth
colostrum, foremilk - milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, victuals, nutrition - a source of materials to nourish the body
3.milk - a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri RiverMilk - a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
Montana, Treasure State, MT - a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
4.milk - any of several nutritive milklike liquids
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
coconut water, coconut milk - clear to whitish fluid from within a fresh coconut
coconut cream, coconut milk - white liquid obtained from compressing fresh coconut meat
soya milk, soybean milk, soymilk - a milk substitute containing soybean flour and water; used in some infant formulas and in making tofu
formula - a liquid food for infants
Verb1.milk - take milk from female mammalsmilk - take milk from female mammals; "Cows need to be milked every morning"
strip - draw the last milk (of cows)
milk - add milk to; "milk the tea"
draw, take out - take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
2.milk - exploit as much as possible; "I am milking this for all it's worth"
exploit, tap - draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
3.milk - add milk tomilk - add milk to; "milk the tea"    
add - make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of; "We added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury"; "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"
milk - take milk from female mammals; "Cows need to be milked every morning"

milk

verb
1. draw milk from, express milk from Farm-workers milked cows by hand.
2. exploit, use, pump, squeeze, drain, take advantage of, bleed, impose on, wring, fleece, suck dry A few people tried to milk the insurance companies.
Related words
adjectives lactic, lacteal
Translations
melk
حليبحَليبحَلِيبٌلبنيَحْلِب
доямляко
llet
mlékodojit
mælkmalke
lakto
piim
شیر
lypsäämaitojaaritellajankata
חלבלחלוב
दूध
mustimlijeko
tejfejfej2
susu
mjólkmjólka
牛乳お乳ミルク乳を搾る
우유유즙젖을 짜다
lac
pienaspieningumaspienininkaspieninis dantispieniškas
piensslauktliet
lapte
mliekodojiť
mlekomolsti
mjölkmjölka
maziwa
นมน้ำนมรีดนม
молоко
دودھ
sữavắt sữa

milk

[mɪlk]
A. Nleche f
skim(med) milkleche f desnatada
powdered milkleche f en polvo
milk of magnesia (Med) → leche de magnesia
the milk of human kindnessla compasión personificada
it's no good crying over spilt milka lo hecho pecho
B. VT
1. [+ cow] → ordeñar
2. (fig) → exprimir; [+ applause] → arrancar del público, sacar todo el partido a
they're milking the company for all they can getchupan todo lo que pueden de la compañía
C. VIdar leche
D. CPD milk bar Ncafetería f
milk chocolate Nchocolate m con leche
milk churn Nlechera f
milk cow Nvaca f lechera
milk diet Ndieta f láctea
milk duct N (Anat) → conducto m galactóforo
milk float Ncarro m de la leche
milk jug Njarrita f para la leche
milk pan N = milk saucepan milk products NPLproductos mpl lácteos
milk pudding Narroz m con leche
milk round N (lit) → recorrido m del lechero (Brit) (Univ) recorrido anual de las principales empresas por las universidades para entrevistar a estudiantes del último curso con vistas a una posible contratación
milk run N (Aer) → vuelo m rutinario
milk saucepan Ncazo m or cacerola f para la leche
milk shake Nbatido m, malteada f (LAm)
milk tooth Ndiente m de leche
milk truck N (US) = milk float

milk

[ˈmɪlk]
nlait m
tea with milk → du thé au lait
modif [price] → du lait; [production] milk products → produits mpl laitiers milk powder
vt
[+ cow] → traire
(fig) (= exploit) → presser comme un citron
to be milked → être pressé(e) comme un citronmilk chocolate nchocolat m au laitmilk float n (British)camionnette f de laitier

milk

nMilch f; the land of or flowing with milk and honeydas Land, wo Milch und Honig fließt; the milk of human kindnessdie Milch der frommen Denk(ungs)art (liter); she was not exactly flowing over with the milk of human kindnesssie strömte nicht gerade über vor Freundlichkeit; it’s or there’s no use crying over spilled milk (prov) → was passiert ist, ist passiert
vt (lit, fig)melken; the little old lady was milked dry by some heartless swindlerdie alte Frau wurde von einem gewissenlosen Betrüger nach Strich und Faden ausgenommen (inf)
viMilch geben, milchen (dial)

milk

in cpdsMilch-;
milk-and-water
adj (fig)seicht, verwässert; he dismissed the report as milk and waterer tat den Bericht als nichtssagend ab
milk bar
nMilchbar f
milk carton
nMilchtüte f, → Milchkarton m
milk chocolate
milk churn
nMilchkanne f
milk float
nMilchauto nt

milk

:
milkmaid
nMilchmädchen nt
milkman
nMilchmann m
milk of magnesia
nMagnesiamilch f
milk powder
nMilchpulver nt
milk product
nMilchprodukt nt
milk pudding
n (Brit) → Milchspeise f
milk round
n (Brit)
(of milkman) → Milchrunde f
(Univ) regelmäßige Besuche von Personalvertretern großer Firmen an Universitäten, um mögliche Mitarbeiter zu rekrutieren
milk run
n (Aviat inf) → Routineflug m
milkshake
milksop
nMilchbart m, → Milchgesicht nt
milk stout
n (Brit) → ˜ Malzbier nt
milk tooth
nMilchzahn m
milkweed
n (US) → Schwalbenwurzgewächs nt
milk-white
adjmilchig-weiß, milchweiß

milk

[mɪlk]
1. nlatte m
it's no good crying over spilt milk (Proverb) → è inutile piangere sul latte versato
2. vt (cow) → mungere (fig) (person) → spillare quattrini a; (situation) → sfruttare fino in fondo

milk

(milk) noun
a white liquid produced by female mammals as food for their young. The commonest source of milk is the cow.
verb
to obtain milk from. The farmer milks his cows each day.
ˈmilky adjective
1. containing milk. milky coffee.
2. like milk in appearance. A milky substance.
ˈmilkiness noun
ˈmilkmaid noun
formerly, a woman employed to milk cows by hand.
ˈmilkman noun
a man who delivers milk.
ˈmilkshake noun
a drink made by shaking up milk and a particular flavouring. I'd like a chocolate/strawberry milkshake.
milk tooth
one of the first set of a baby's teeth. The child's milk teeth started to come out when he was six years old.
the Milky Way (also the Galaxy)
a huge collection of stars stretching across the sky.

milk

حَلِيبٌ, يَحْلِبُ dojit, mléko mælk, malke melken, Milch αρμέγω, γάλα leche, ordeñar lypsää, maito lait, traire mlijeko, musti latte, mungere 乳を搾る, 牛乳 우유, 젖을 짜다 melk, melken melk, melke mleko, wydoić leite, ordenhar доить, молоко mjölk, mjölka นม, รีดนม sağmak, süt sữa, vắt sữa 挤奶, 牛奶

milk

n. leche;
boiled ______ hervida;
clotted ______ cuajada;
condensed ______ condensada;
dry ______ en polvo;
evaporated ______ evaporada;
___ albuminalactoalbúmina;
___ ascitesascites seudoquilosa;
___ of magnesia___ de magnesia;
mother's ___leche materna;
skim ______ desnatada;
sterilized ______ esterilizada.

milk

n leche f; breast — leche materna; cow’s — leche de vaca; lactose-free — leche deslactosada or sin lactosa; low-fat — leche baja en grasa; — product producto lácteo or de la leche; non-fat — leche descremada or desnatada; pasteurized — leche pasteurizada; raw — leche cruda, leche bronca (Mex); skim — leche descremada or desnatada; soy — leche de soya or soja; unpasteurized — leche sin pas-teurizar, leche no pasteurizada; whole — leche entera