the curd of milk separated from the whey and prepared in many ways as a food.
a definite mass of this substance, often in the shape of a wheel or cylinder.
something of similar shape or consistency, as a mass of pulpy apple residue in cider making.
Informal. partly digested milk curds sometimes spit up by infants.
cheeses, any of several mallows, especially Malva neglecta, a sprawling, weedy plant having small lavender or white flowers and round, flat, segmented fruits thought to resemble little wheels of cheese.
Slang: Vulgar. smegma.
Slang. money: I’m just trying to get my name out there and hopefully earn some cheese.
a transverse section cut from an ingot, as for making into a tire.
an ingot or billet made into a convex, circular form by blows at the ends.
a low curtsy.
Informal. (of infants) to spit up partly digested milk curds.
(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.
Idioms about cheese
Other definitions for cheese (2 of 3)
to stop; desist.
Other definitions for cheese (3 of 3)
Slang. the cheese,
a person or thing that is splendid or first-rate.
something that is exactly what is wanted or required.
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How to use cheese in a sentence
Digging back into these old cookbooks is an opportunity to eschew the fatphobic, classist expectations that govern what is “good” and “bad” food and just eat the damn fake cheese.The Joy of Cooking Other People’s ‘Secret Family Recipes’ | Amy McCarthy | September 11, 2020 | Eater
It’s the stacking of “multiple layers of cheese on top of each other that close those holes,” she says.Four summer camps show how to limit COVID-19 outbreak | Erin Garcia de Jesus | September 8, 2020 | Science News For Students
Every public-health measure to limit the spread of a virus “is like a layer of Swiss cheese,” Blaisdell says.Four summer camps show how to limit COVID-19 outbreak | Erin Garcia de Jesus | September 8, 2020 | Science News For Students
We want to end your pain and suffering by offering you some options for precise pizza cutters that can cut through even the thickest layer of cheese.Pizza cutters that will get you the slice of your dreams | PopSci Commerce Team | September 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
“Every public health layer is like a layer of Swiss cheese with a hole in it,” Blaisdell says.How four summer camps in Maine prevented COVID-19 outbreaks | Erin Garcia de Jesus | August 28, 2020 | Science News
Mixing meat and dairy is a kosher rule-breaker, so they switched the cheese for potatoes.
Before serving, bake the cheese packages, combine the salad and vinaigrette, and serve.
Bake the goat cheese packages for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
A French green bean salad with warm goat cheese reminds Ina Garten of having lunch in Paris.
I remember them coming over all adorable with mac and cheese, collard greens, fried chicken.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson | Alex Suskind | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Aristide lived on bread and cheese, and foresaw the time when cheese would be a sinful luxury.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
A bailee received some cheese and gave a receipt slating that it was to be kept at the owner's risk of loss from water.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Coals!what would he do with coals?Toast his cheese with em, and then come back for more.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
The brown loaf was cut by a very excited little hostess into five thick squares; the cheese into four.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
Between the pastry and the dessert, have salad and cheese placed before each guest.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for cheese (1 of 2)
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, etc: lemon cheese
big cheese slang an important person
as alike as chalk and cheese or as different as chalk and cheese See chalk (def. 6)
British Dictionary definitions for cheese (2 of 2)
(tr) to stop; desist
(intr) prison slang to act in a grovelling manner
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cheese
In addition to the idioms beginning with cheese
- cheesed off
- cheese it
- big cheese
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