oil


oil
noun
1 used as fuel/to make machines work smoothly
ADJECTIVE
heavy
light
crude
refined
offshore
mineral
engine, fuel, heating, lubricating, motor
linseed
paraffin (usually just paraffin) (BrE) (kerosene in AmE)

Use a rag soaked in paraffin oil.

… OF OIL
barrel
film

a rod coated with a film of oil

drop
VERB + OIL
extract, obtain, produce
drill for

The company is drilling for oil in the North Sea.

discover, find, strike
pump
export, import
burn, use
change, check (in a car, etc.)
soak sth in
smell of

The place smelled of oil.

OIL + NOUN
company, producer
man (usually oilman)
baron, magnate, sheikh
industry, production
drilling, exploration
field, rig, well
pipeline
drum
tanker
refinery
prices, revenue
reserves, supplies
slick, spill, spillage

a seven-mile-long oil slick off the Alaskan coast

2 used in cooking
ADJECTIVE
cooking
hydrogenated (esp. AmE), polyunsaturated
rancid
coconut, canola (AmE), corn, groundnut (BrE), olive, palm, peanut, rapeseed (esp. BrE), sesame, soya bean (BrE), soybean (AmE), sunflower, vegetable

a bottle of extra virgin olive oil

salad
VERB + OIL
heat
boil sb/sth in, cook sth in, fry sth in
drizzle, pour

Toast the bread, rub with garlic and drizzle over a little olive oil.

PREPOSITION
in oil

Fry the potato in a little sunflower oil.

3 used as a cosmetic/fragrance/medicine
ADJECTIVE
aromatic, fragrant, scented
essential

essential oils extracted from flowers

natural
body, hair
baby, bath
aromatherapy, massage
cod liver, fish, omega-3

A daily dose of omega-3 fish oil will help children to concentrate better.

castor, evening primrose, flaxseed, lavender, tea tree, etc.
VERB + OIL
massage, rub

She rubbed a scented oil into her hair.

massage sth with, rub sth with
anoint sb/sth with

The sick were anointed with oil.

extract
PREPOSITION
oil of

oil of rosemary


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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