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1oil/ˈojəl/noun
pluraloils
1oil
/ˈojəl/
noun
pluraloils
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
   b  : a type of oil that is used as a fuel to produce heat or light
   c  : 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
[count, noncount]  : a smooth substance that is used on the skin, hair, or body to make it soft or healthy
oils [plural]  : oil paints
   b  [count]  : an oil painting

a/the squeaky wheel gets the oil

— see 1wheel

burn the midnight oil

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