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oil in Technology topic

oiloil2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 DTto put oil onto part of a machine or part of something that moves, to help it to move or work more smoothly 🔊 The bicycle chain needs oiling.2 to put oil or cream onto your skin, for example to protect you from the sun 🔊 I asked Simon to oil my back for me.3 oil the wheels→ See Verb table
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oilThen, the top of the urn gave way and unscrewed as if it had been oiled.When he had finished he thanked her kindly and oiled himself thoroughly with his jewelled oil-can, to guard against mishap.I need to oil the hinges on this door.Credit was the solvent that oiled the wheels of many other retailers' businesses.Back stage was like the Costa Brava: everyone oiling themselves and each other.But once he gets his hands all oiled up, he's a whizz at refreshing your players' tired muscles.