lube

[loob]

noun Informal.

lubrication, especially an application of a lubricant to a vehicle.

verb (used with object), lubed, lub·ing.

to lubricate: to lube a bicycle chain.

Origin of lube

by shortening
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Related Words for lube

grease, coat, lube, oil, anoint, smear, make, lard, smooth, slick, wax, cream, pomade, tallow

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Word Origin and History for lube

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

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