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Definition of lube

2 : an application of a lubricant : lubrication

Examples of lube in a Sentence

He took his car to the garage for a lube and oil change.
Recent Examples on the Web Officials said 1,352 gallons of petroleum products including marine diesel fuel, lube and hydraulic oil were safely removed along with the ship’s batteries and household cleaners. USA TODAY, "Rock slides wreak havoc, close encounters with great white shark, gray whale: News from around our 50 states," 14 Feb. 2020 Even with lube, that might be too uncomfortable and difficult, depending on how tight the ring is. Gigi Engle, SELF, "How to Use a Cock Ring, Just in Case You Were Wondering," 12 July 2019 In some cases, getting your hands on lube may be difficult. Gigi Engle, Teen Vogue, "How to Masturbate If You Have a Penis: 9 Tips and Techniques," 5 Nov. 2019 Repeat after us: Do not use oil-based on lubes with latex condoms. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "19 Condom Mistakes You Don't Want to Make," 29 Aug. 2019 Drain the gear case lube and look for a milky color, which would indicate water in the oil. Popmech Editors, Popular Mechanics, "How To Winterize Your Boat for the Cold Months Ahead," 21 Nov. 2019 Its small parking lot is sandwiched between a funeral home and quick lube, and its services are advertised on a large highway sign that overlooks the busy highway between Anchorage and Mat-Su. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Feds charge Anchorage nurse practitioner, Soldotna doctor with fraudulent, deadly opioid prescriptions," 10 Oct. 2019 It will be removed only when its cargo of lube oil is removed to lessen its weight, officials said. Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle, "TxDOT begins opening I-10 at San Jacinto River," 24 Sep. 2019 The barges contained soybean oil, lube oil, naphtha and monoethylene glycol, the Coast Guard said. Christina Maxouris And Dakin Andone, CNN, "Barges break loose and strike a bridge near Houston after Imelda forces 400 water rescues and strands 300 drivers," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of lube

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lube

short for lubricating oil

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18 Feb 2020

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“Lube.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lube

: the act of putting lubricant on the moving parts of a vehicle

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