butter

[[t]bʌ̱tə(r)[/t]]
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butters, buttering, buttered
1) N-MASS Butter is a soft yellow substance made from cream. You spread it on bread or use it in cooking.

...bread and butter...

Pour the melted butter into a large mixing bowl.

2) VERB If you butter something such as bread or toast, you spread butter on it.

[V n] She spread pieces of bread on the counter and began buttering them.

[V-ed] ...buttered scones.

3) See also , peanut butter
4) PHRASE: Vs inflect If you say that someone knows what side their bread is buttered on, you mean that they know what to do or who to please in order to stay in a good situation or to avoid a bad one.

These chaps know what side their bread's buttered on.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Butter — But ter (b[u^]t t[ e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS. butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy turon; either fr. boy s ox, cow + turo s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf. {Cow}.] 1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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