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1butter/ˈbʌtɚ/noun
pluralbutters
1butter
/ˈbʌtɚ/
noun
pluralbutters
Learner's definition of BUTTER  
[noncount]  : a solid yellow substance made from milk or cream that is spread on food or used in cooking
— see also bread and butter
[count, noncount]  : a food made from cooked fruit or roasted nuts that have been ground up
— see also peanut butter

butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouth

chiefly British
— used to say that a person who appears to be innocent, sincere, or kind is really not

like a (hot) knife through butter

— see 1knife
2butter/ˈbʌtɚ/verb
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2butter
/ˈbʌtɚ/
verb
buttersbutteredbuttering
Learner's definition of BUTTER  
[+ object]
: to spread or put butter on (something)

butter up

[phrasal verb]
butter up (someone)informal or butter (someone) up 
: to treat (someone) very well or kindly in order to get something

know which side your bread is buttered on

— see 1bread
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