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Definition of butter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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