oil

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɔɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɔɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(oil)


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oil

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [sunflower, vegetable, corn, sesame] oil
  2. [virgin, extra virgin] olive oil
  3. [cooking, frying] oil
  4. a [bottle, liter, cup, tablespoon] of oil
  5. a [generous, small, large] amount of oil
  6. add (the) oil to the [skillet, frying pan, wok, pan]
  7. [fry, cook] in oil
  8. [potatoes, eggplants, fillets] fried in vegetable oil
  9. oil and [vinegar, salt, lemon]
  10. [recycle, sieve, filter] oil
  11. [brake, engine, heater, motor, lubricant] oil
  12. [check, fill, change] your (engine) oil
  13. [drill, prospect, dig] for oil
  14. [crude, refined, North Sea] oil
  15. [extract, pump, transport] crude oil
  16. the price of crude oil has [fallen, risen, leveled off]
  17. fossil fuels [like, such, including] coal and oil
  18. the [birds, fish, seals] were coated in oil
  19. the [family, investor, company] struck oil
  20. struck oil with that [idea, thought]
  21. [buy, apply, put on, spread on, use] suntan oil
  22. [uses, paints in] oils
  23. a [portrait, landscape, painting] (done) in oils
  24. a [portrait] (done) [in, with, using] oils
  25. oil and water don't mix
n as adj
  1. an oil [spill, slick, check, canister, rig, refinery]
  2. the oil [sector, industry]
  3. check [your engine's, the car's] oil level
  4. a [set, box] of oil paints
  5. an oil [painting, portrait]
  6. she's no oil painting
  7. oil-based [inks, paints, markers]
v
  1. oil the [hinges, door, gears, engine]
  2. the [hinges, gears, floors] have been oiled
  3. oiled to [prevent, maintain, improve, ensure, protect]
  4. oiled for [protection]
  5. sexually explicit: oil [him, his body] up
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