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English verb: lubricate

1. lubricate (stative) have lubricating properties

SamplesThe liquid in this can lubricates well.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

2. lubricate (contact) apply a lubricant to

SamplesLubricate my car.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

3. lubricate (change) make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant

SamplesLubricate the key.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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