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cheese



Pronunciation: (chēz), [key]
n., v., cheesed, chees•ing.


n.
1. the curd of milk separated from the whey and prepared in many ways as a food.
2. a definite mass of this substance, often in the shape of a wheel or cylinder.
3. something of similar shape or consistency, as a mass of pomace in cider-making.
4. Informal.partly digested milk curds sometimes spit up by infants.
5. cheeses,any of several mallows, esp. Malva neglecta, a sprawling,weedy plant having small lavender or white flowers and round, flat, segmented fruits thought to resemble little wheels of cheese.
6. Slang (vulgar). smegma.
7. Metalworking.
a. a transverse section cut from an ingot, as for making into a tire.
b. an ingot or billet made into a convex, circular form by blows at the ends.
8. a low curtsy.

v.i.
Informal.(of infants) to spit up partly digested milk curds.

v.t.
Metalworking.to forge (an ingot or billet) into a cheese.

cheese



Pronunciation: (chēz), [key]
v.t., cheesed, chees•ing. Slang.
to stop; desist.

interj.
cheese it,
a. look out!
b. run away!

cheese



Pronunciation: (chēz), [key]
n. Slang.
a person or thing that is important or splendid.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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