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lubricate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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lubricatelu‧bri‧cate /ˈluːbrɪkeɪt/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 TITEto put a lubricant on something in order to make it move more smoothly 🔊 Lubricate all moving parts with grease.2 informal to help things to happen without any problems 🔊 Vic’s working day is lubricated by endless cups of coffee.lubrication /ˌluːbrɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]
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lubricateThe surface is lubricated by mucus.I had seen Father lubricate it.She could see the viscous juices.that lubricated its mandibles.Pizza lubricates the social life of adults, too.As a result, he was forced to lubricate the watch.Go around all the hinges and control linkages and lubricate them.It is best lubricated with wax, rather than a water misting system.
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Verb table
lubricate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylubricate
he, she, itlubricates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylubricated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lubricated
he, she, ithas lubricated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lubricated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lubricate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lubricated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam lubricating
he, she, itis lubricating
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you, we, theyare lubricating
Past
I, he, she, itwas lubricating
you, we, theywere lubricating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lubricating
he, she, ithas been lubricating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lubricating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lubricating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lubricating
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