Definition of butter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

butter

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈbʌt̮ər//
 
butter somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they butter
 
he / she / it butters
 
past simple buttered
 
-ing form buttering
 
 
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  • to spread butter on something She buttered four thick slices of bread.
  • Idioms
    know which side your bread is buttered (on)(informal)
     
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    to know where you can get an advantage for yourself
    Phrasal Verbsbutter somebodyup
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: butter