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1 oil /ˈojəl/ noun
plural oils
1 oil
/ˈojəl/
noun
plural oils
Learner's definition of OIL
[noncount]
: a thick, black liquid that comes from the ground and that is used in making various products (such as gasoline)
often used before another noun
: a type of oil that is used as a fuel to produce heat or light
: a type of oil that makes the different parts in an engine, machine, etc., run smoothly
[count, noncount] : a liquid substance that comes from a plant or animal, that contains fat, and that is used in cooking
see also castor oil, coconut oil, cod-liver oil, corn oil, essential oil, linseed oil, olive oil, palm oil
[count, noncount] : a smooth substance that is used on the skin, hair, or body to make it soft or healthy
oils [plural] : oil paints
[count] : an oil painting

a/the squeaky wheel gets the oil

see 1wheel

burn the midnight oil

see 1burn
2 oil /ˈojəl/ verb
oils; oiled; oiling
2 oil
/ˈojəl/
verb
oils; oiled; oiling
Learner's definition of OIL
[+ object]
: to put oil in or on (something)
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