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butter
American English: /ˈbədər/
British English: /ˈbʌtə/

Translation of butter in Spanish:

noun

uncountable

transitive verb

  • (bread)
    untar con mantequilla or (River Plate area) manteca
    ponerle mantequilla or (River Plate area) manteca a
    buttered toast
    tostadas (feminine plural) con mantequilla or (River Plate area) manteca
    pour the mixture into a buttered dish (British English)
    vierta la mezcla en un molde enmantequillado or untado de mantequilla or (River Plate area) enmantecado
    Example sentences
    • Apryl half-heartedly smiled back as she picked up a slice of toast and buttered it.
    • Janice had made her two slices of toast and buttered them, and set them on the counter by the door, wrapped in a paper towel.
    • She said: ‘I was buttering a piece of bread and I just dropped what I was doing.’

Phrasal verbs

butter up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
[colloquial]
(interesadamente)
darle jabón a [colloquial]
hacerle la barba a (Mexico) [colloquial]
hacerle la pata a (Chile) [colloquial]

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