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cheese

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[ cheez ]
/ tʃiz /
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noun
verb (used without object), cheesed, chees·ing.
Informal. (of infants) to spit up partly digested milk curds.
verb (used with object), cheesed, chees·ing.
(in a game, especially a video game) to win (a battle round) by using a strategy that requires minimal skill and knowledge or that exploits a glitch or flaw in game design: He cheesed the fight by trapping his enemy in the environment and attacking without taking damage.
Metalworking. to forge (an ingot or billet) into a cheese.
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Idioms about cheese

    cut the cheese, Slang. to expel gas from the stomach and bowels through the anus; fart.

Origin of cheese

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English chese, Old English cēse (cognate with Old Saxon and Old High German kāsi, German Käse ), from Germanic kasjus, from Latin cāseus

Other definitions for cheese (2 of 3)

cheese2
[ cheez ]
/ tʃiz /

verb (used with object), cheesed, chees·ing.Slang.
to stop; desist.

Origin of cheese

2
First recorded in 1805–15; perhaps alteration of cease

Other definitions for cheese (3 of 3)

cheese3
[ cheez ]
/ tʃiz /

noun Slang.
Slang. the cheese,
  1. a person or thing that is splendid or first-rate.
  2. something that is exactly what is wanted or required.

Origin of cheese

3
First recorded in 1835–40 for def. 2; 1895–1900 for def. 1; from Urdu chīz “thing, valuable thing,” from Persian cīz, from Old Persian cish(-ciy) “(some)thing”
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British Dictionary definitions for cheese (1 of 2)

cheese1
/ (tʃiːz) /

noun
the curd of milk separated from the whey and variously prepared as a food
a mass or complete cake of this substance
any of various substances of similar consistency, etclemon cheese
big cheese slang an important person
as alike as chalk and cheese or as different as chalk and cheese See chalk (def. 6)

Word Origin for cheese

Old English cēse, from Latin cāseus cheese; related to Old Saxon kāsi

British Dictionary definitions for cheese (2 of 2)

cheese2
/ (tʃiːz) /

verb slang
(tr) to stop; desist
(intr) prison slang to act in a grovelling manner

Word Origin for cheese

C19: of unknown origin
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cheese

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