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Definition 1: make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant - [verb of change]

Samples where lubricate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lubricate the key

(lubricate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 2: apply a lubricant to - [verb of contact]

Samples where lubricate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lubricate my car

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(lubricate is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

Definition 3: have lubricating properties - [verb of stative]

Samples where lubricate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the liquid in this can lubricates well

(lubricate is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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