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Topic: NUTRITION


fat

2 noun
     
fat2
1 [uncountable]HBA a substance that is stored under the skin of people and animals, that helps to keep them warm:
Rolls of fat bulged over his collar.
I didn't like the meat - there was too much fat on it.
2 [uncountable and countable]DFN an oily substance contained in certain foods:
Cream has a high fat content.
high/low in fat
This cheese is relatively low in fat.
You should think about reducing your fat intake (=the amount of fat you eat).
high-fat/low-fat
a low-fat diet
saturated fat
3 [uncountable and countable]DFC an oily substance taken from animals or plants and used in cooking:
Place the chicken in the hot fat.
4

the fat is in the fire

used to say that there will be trouble because of something that has happened
5

live off the fat of the land

to get enough money to live comfortably without doing much work
6

run to fat

to start to become fat, especially because you are getting older or do not do much exercise

➔ chew the fat

at chew1 (4), puppy fat
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