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milk
British English: /mɪlk/
American English: /mɪlk/

Translation of milk in French:

noun

  • 1 (Culinary) powdered/evaporated milk
    lait en poudre/concentré
    full cream milk skimmed/semi-skimmed milk
    lait écrémé/demi-écrémé
  • 2 (Physiology, Veterinary science) to be in milk
    (Veterinary science)
    donner du lait
    to produce milk
    avoir du lait
    to express milk
    (Medicine)
    tirer le lait
    when the milk comes in
    (Medicine)
    quand la montée du lait se fait

transitive verb

  • 1 (Agriculture, Veterinary science)
  • 2 [figurative] (exploit) (for money)
    (company, state) for de
    to milk somebody dry
    saigner quelqu'un à blanc
    he milked the audience for applause
    il a extorqué des applaudissements aux spectateurs

intransitive verb

  • (cow, goat etc)
    donner du lait
    (dairyman, farmer)
    faire la traite
    this cow milks well
    cette vache donne beaucoup de lait

Idioms

to come home with the milk

rentrer au petit matin

it's no good crying over spilt milk

[proverb]
il est trop tard pour pleurer
kindness

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