lube

[loob]
noun Informal.
2.
lubrication, especially an application of a lubricant to a vehicle.
verb (used with object), lubed, lubing.
3.
to lubricate: to lube a bicycle chain.

Origin:
by shortening

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Word Origin & History

lube
1934, colloquial shortening of lubrication. As a verb (short for lubricate) recorded from 1961.
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Slang Dictionary

lube definition


  1. n.
    butter. : Pass the lube, will ya, huh?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
lube
  1. lubricant

  2. lubricate

The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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Example sentences
Crude oil contains only a small amount of boiling cuts suitable for lube oil.
Close all condensers and lube oil cooler drain valves while waiting for the fuel oil to heat up to light off temperature.
Check for loose or worn pulleys and lube fan drive bearing.
Using lube before putting on the dam can make it feel better for your partner.
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