Milk
Milk Milk (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Milked} (m[i^]lkt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Milking}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of. ``Milking the kine.'' --Gay. [1913 Webster]

I have given suck, and know How tender 't is to love the babe that milks me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk; as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows. [1913 Webster]

3. To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to yield profit or advantage; to plunder. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster]

They [the lawyers] milk an unfortunate estate as regularly as a dairyman does his stock. --London Spectator. [1913 Webster]

{To milk the street}, to squeeze the smaller operators in stocks and extract a profit from them, by alternately raising and depressing prices within a short range; -- said of the large dealers. [Cant]

{To milk a telegram}, to use for one's own advantage the contents of a telegram belonging to another person. [Cant] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Milk — (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj[ o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. ame lgein. [root]107. Cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • milk — milk; milk·en; milk·er; milk·i·ly; milk·i·ness; milk·less; milk·man; milk·ness; milk·sop; milk·sop·ping; milk·sop·py; pre·milk; …   English syllables

  • milk — [milk] n. [ME < OE meolc, akin to ON mjolk, Ger milch < IE base * melĝ , to stroke, press out, wipe off, hence to milk (an animal) > Gr amelgein, L mulgere, to milk] 1. a white or yellowish emulsion secreted by the mammary glands of… …   English World dictionary

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