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

Translation of milk in Spanish:



transitive verb

  • 1
    extraer el veneno de
    Example sentences
    • Wandering into a shed one evening, he found a couple dozen goats being milked by a mechanism run by a pump.
    • He grew up on the couple's farm in Bugthorpe where he loved to help out feeding the animals and milking the cows.
    • ‘Cows were milked by hand and milk was separated from cream with a hand-cranked separator,’ she says.
    Example sentences
    • He's now milking tarantulas for their venom, and has recently been granted a licence to export that venom.
    • People are bitten by exotic snakes while handling or feeding them, cleaning out their cages, milking them of their venoms, or attempting to steal them.
    • Chief among those experts is Lyn Abra, who milked funnel-webs for their venom for three decades, first for Sutherland's research and then for commercial antivenin production.
  • 2 (exploit) they milked his talent to the utmost
    explotaron su talento al máximo
    le sacaron todo el jugo posible a su talento [colloquial]
    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 la sangre a sus parientes hasta dejarlos sin un centavo
    les chupó la sangre a sus parientes hasta dejarlos sin un centavo [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • What have you been doing all of these years, milking him for money?
    • Money has clearly been milked out of agencies and into the Olympics without regard to consequences.
    • Maybe I should have thought of this before I milked my parents for money.
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