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lather

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
latherla‧ther1 /ˈlɑːðə $ ˈlæðər/ noun [singular, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 Da white mass of bubbles produced by mixing soap in water2 HBAa white mass that forms on a horse’s skin when it has been sweating syn foam3 get in a lather4 in a lather
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latherThe till jangled like a fire alarm, and Croughton the pot-bellied potman was already in a lather.He arrived out of breath and in a lather.The drying lather got up his nose, and he sneezed.That doesn't mean we have to go around in a great lather of gratitude all the time.Massage shampoo well into the roots where grease accumulates and attracts dirt, and let the lather work it own way outwards.Lorton rinsed the lather from his skin and frowned at his clean-shaven face.
Related topics: Daily life, Hair & beauty
latherlather2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive]D to produce a lather 🔊 This soap lathers really well.2 [transitive]DCB to cover something with lather
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latherLast time we tried this, the rain stopped when I was fully lathered.He lathered his face, took out a clean blade, and started scraping off his beard.The small, fat official was soon lathered in sweat.I rinsed the sponge as well as I could, lathered it, squeezed much black water out of it.So I kept my mouth shut even as her hands lathered me in the colour of dirt.Scurrying aft, I had a fast shave, using the pink slime from the soap-dispenser to lather my face.Would he mind it if they lathered up his chest?I turn the water off while I'm lathering up in the shower.Where was all that charm he had lathered with sickening profuseness on Simone?
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Verb table
lather
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylather
he, she, itlathers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylathered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lathered
he, she, ithas lathered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lathered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lather
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lathered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam lathering
he, she, itis lathering
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you, we, theyare lathering
Past
I, he, she, itwas lathering
you, we, theywere lathering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lathering
he, she, ithas been lathering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lathering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lathering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lathering
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