Definition of machine verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

machine

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//məˈʃiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈʃiːn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they machine
BrE BrE//məˈʃiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈʃiːn//
 
he / she / it machines
BrE BrE//məˈʃiːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈʃiːnz//
 
past simple machined
BrE BrE//məˈʃiːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈʃiːnd//
 
past participle machined
BrE BrE//məˈʃiːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈʃiːnd//
 
-ing form machining
BrE BrE//məˈʃiːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈʃiːnɪŋ//
 
How machines work
 
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[transitive, intransitive] machine (something) (specialist) to make or shape something with a machine This material can be cut and machined easily. See related entries: How machines work Word Origin mid 16th cent. (originally denoting a structure): from French, via Latin from Doric Greek makhana (Greek mēkhanē, from mēkhos ‘contrivance’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: machine