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

 

coat

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//koʊt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coat
BrE BrE//kəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//koʊt//
 
he / she / it coats
BrE BrE//kəʊts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//koʊts//
 
past simple coated
BrE BrE//ˈkəʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊtɪd//
 
past participle coated
BrE BrE//ˈkəʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊtɪd//
 
-ing form coating
BrE BrE//ˈkəʊtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊtɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] coat something (with/in something) to cover something with a layer of a substance cookies thickly coated with chocolate A film of dust coated the table. The mask was coated in gold leaf. see also sugar-coated Word Origin Middle English: from Old French cote, of unknown ultimate origin.Extra examples Coat the fish in the sauce. Liberally coat the fish fillets with flour. The fabric has been specially coated to improve its water resistance. The furniture was thickly coated with dust. The cookies were thickly coated with chocolate. The mask is coated in gold leaf. biscuits coated with chocolate
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