sugar


sugar
[[t]ʃ'ʊgə(r)[/t]]
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sugars, sugaring, sugared
1) N-UNCOUNT Sugar is a sweet substance that is used to make food and drinks sweet. It is usually in the form of small white or brown crystals.

...bags of sugar...

Ice cream is high in fat and sugar.

2) N-COUNT If someone has one sugar in their tea or coffee, they have one small spoon of sugar or one sugar lump in it.

How many sugars do you take?

...a mug of tea with two sugars.

3) VERB If you sugar food or drink, you add sugar to it.

[V n] He sat down and sugared and stirred his coffee.

4) N-COUNT: usu pl Sugars are substances that occur naturally in food. When you eat them, the body converts them into energy.

Plants produce sugars and starch to provide themselves with energy.

...the natural sugars found in grape juice.

5) N-VOC (feelings) If one person knows another person very well and likes them a lot, they sometimes call them sugar. [INFORMAL]

I know how to make you feel better, sugar. I'll tell you a story.

Syn:
6) to sugar the pillsee pill

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Sugar — Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance, of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sugar fm — was an unlicensed radio station broadcasting chart, dance and R B music to Dublin. It launched in October 2003 and ceased broadcasting in July 2004.Background to Sugar FMSugar FM was effectively a re incarnation of an earlier Dublin pirate… …   Wikipedia

  • şugar — ŞUGÁR, Ă, şugari, e, adj. (reg.) Zvelt, suplu, subţire. – Din magh. sugár. Trimis de LauraGellner, 03.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ŞUGÁR adj. v. subţiratic, subţire, suplu, zvelt. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  ŞUGÁR s …   Dicționar Român

  • Sugar — puede hacer referencia a: Para la interfaz gráfica en desarrollo para el proyecto OLPC vea Sugar GUI. Sugar (banda), banda de indie rock norteamericana encabezada por Bob Mould. La canción Sugar del grupo de rock System of a Down. En Mitología a …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sugar — Sug ar, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sugared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sugaring}.] 1. To impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with. When I sugar my liquor. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with soft words; to disguise by flattery; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sugar — o Maju es el consorte de la Gran Diosa vasca Mari. Tiene sin embargo un papel mucho más oscuro. Etimología. Sugar: suge + ar: serpiente macho, dragón. También se sugiere: su + gar: llama del fuego. La etimología de Maju es desconocida. Una… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • sugar — [shoog′ər] n. [ME sucre < OFr < OSp azúcar or OIt zucchero, both < Ar sukkar < Pers šakar < Sans śárkarâ, akin to śarkaraḥ, pebble] 1. any of a class of sweet, soluble, crystalline carbohydrates, as the disaccharides and the… …   English World dictionary

  • sugar — SUGÁR, Ă, sugari, e, adj. (Adesea substantivat) Sugaci. – Suge + suf. ar. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  SUGÁR s. prunc, sugaci, nou născut, (înv. şi pop.) plod, (înv. şi reg.) cocon, poroboc, sugător, (Mold. şi Transilv.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • sugar — ► NOUN 1) a sweet crystalline substance obtained especially from sugar cane and sugar beet. 2) Biochemistry any of the class of soluble crystalline sweet tasting carbohydrates, including sucrose and glucose. 3) informal, chiefly N. Amer. used as… …   English terms dictionary

  • Sugar — Sug ar, v. i. In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the sirup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; with the preposition off. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sugar — (engl., spr. Schugg r), der Zucker …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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