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

 

sugar

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈʃʊɡə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʊɡər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sugar
BrE BrE//ˈʃʊɡə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʊɡər//
 
he / she / it sugars
BrE BrE//ˈʃʊɡəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʊɡərz//
 
past simple sugared
BrE BrE//ˈʃʊɡəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʊɡərd//
 
past participle sugared
BrE BrE//ˈʃʊɡəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʊɡərd//
 
-ing form sugaring
BrE BrE//ˈʃʊɡərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʊɡərɪŋ//
 
 
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  • sugar something to add sugar to something; to cover something in sugar
  • Word Origin Middle English: from Old French sukere, from Italian zucchero, probably via medieval Latin from Arabic sukkar.Idioms to do something that makes an unpleasant situation seem less unpleasant synonym sugar-coat
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sugar