the fat and juices that drip from cooking meat, often thickened, seasoned, flavored, etc., and used as a sauce for meat, potatoes, rice, etc.
profit or money easily obtained or received unexpectedly.
money illegally or dishonestly acquired, especially through graft.
something advantageous or valuable that is received or obtained as a benefit beyond what is due or expected.
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How to use gravy in a sentence
This method is great for sauces — including a quick pan sauce created after cooking a protein — and gravies that are only marginally looser than desired.Sauce, gravy or stew too thin? We’ve got 3 ways to fix that. | Aaron Hutcherson | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Like I always say, we try to do the best we can in the Dominican and Venezuela, and then anything else is gravy.The Nationals’ top international signing wows with his glove, and the team is bullish on his bat, too | Jesse Dougherty | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s especially good if the bread is a little sweet and the gravy a little too salty, so your senses keep getting mildly overwhelmed in different ways, like going in and out of the cooler saunas in a Korean spa.
He’s been in the kitchen since Thursday — baking dressing and stirring pots of gravy — and probably will not leave until it’s time to spend Thanksgiving with his own family.‘It’s going to take a village’: Community group prepares to deliver 3,000 meals before Thanksgiving | Lauren Lumpkin | November 22, 2020 | Washington Post
This has been a very different year, so do something different with your gravy.6 gravy recipes to pour over your mashed potatoes — and anything else this Thanksgiving | Kari Sonde, Becky Krystal | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Sage and sausage patty came next, served between cumin scented Buttermilk biscuits and smothered in a black pepper country gravy.Dinner at Nitehawk Cinema: ‘Christmas Vacation’ and a Beer in a Pear Tree | Rich Goldstein | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I promised never again to wax lyrical about the fries in gravy.
The house version of chicken fried steak is, in fact, pork-fried steak, veiled in panko breadcrumbs under a mantle of gravy.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café | Jane & Michael Stern | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the northeasternmost point of the U.S., pancake-like ployes are a daily staple, whether covered in syrup or soaking up gravy.On the Canadian Border, It's Pancakes for Every Meal | Jane & Michael Stern | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The tomato sauce is ‘gravy’ to many Italian-Americans of a certain class.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison | Daniel Genis | June 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In eating bread with meat, never dip it into the gravy on your plate, and then bite the end off.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Zoms—Miss—take care of your feathers—has the scoundrel spilt the gravy down your back?The Hubble-Shue | Christian Carstairs
Add four hard-boiled yolks of eggs, and pour gravy all over, cover with puff paste, and bake for one hour and a quarter.
Arrange the chickens neatly in an entre dish, pour the gravy over and serve.
Let this stew for an hour; then take out the duck, strain the gravy, and remove all fat, and add plenty of mushrooms.
British Dictionary definitions for gravy
the juices that exude from meat during cooking
the sauce made by thickening and flavouring such juices
slang money or gain acquired with little effort, esp above that needed for ordinary living
slang wonderful; excellent: it's all gravy
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