- 1milk something to take milk from a cow, goat, etc.
- 2(disapproving) to obtain as much money, advantage, etc. for yourself as you can from a particular situation, especially in a dishonest way milk A (from B) She's milked a small fortune from the company over the years. milk B (of A) She's milked the company of a small fortune. I know he's had a hard time lately, but he's certainly milking it for all it's worth (= using it as an excuse to do things that people would normally object to). Idioms
NAmE//mɪlk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they milk
he / she / it milks
past simple milked
-ing form milking
to get from someone or something all the money, help, information, etc. they have, usually giving nothing in return By earning millions from racing and giving pennies back, the bookmakers are sucking the sport dry.
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