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milk

Pronunciation: /mɪlk/

Translation of milk in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [cow/herd] ordeñar; [snake] extraer* el veneno de 1.2 (exploit) explotar they milked his talent to the utmost explotaron su talento al máximo, le sacaron todo el jugo posible a su talento [colloquial/familiar] they milk the benefit system for all it's worth sacan todo lo que pueden del sistema de seguridad social he milked his relatives dry exprimió or [colloquial/familiar] les chupó la sangre a sus parientes hasta dejarlos sin un centavo

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