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milk in Animals topic

milkmilk2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 informalUSE something to get as much money or as many advantages as you can from a situation, in a very determined and sometimes dishonest waymilk somebody/something for something πŸ”Š Their landlord regularly milks them for extra money by claiming for damage to his property. πŸ”Š He seems to be milking the incident for all it’s worth (=getting as much from it as possible).2 HBAto take milk from a cow or goat πŸ”Š I helped to milk the cows. β€”milking noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š They had risen at 5.30 to do the milking.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
milkβ€’ The endemic hypochondria of the Texans was milked by a plethora of expensive clinics which most of them attended.β€’ As Jinny milked on, her thoughts floated vaguely, in the way that was one of the pleasures of the job.β€’ And it has fueled the pens of editorial cartoonists, who have milked the story for all its satirical potential.