- a lubricating oil for machineryalso lube oil
- Informal a lubrication
Origin of lubecontr. from lubricating (oil)
transitive verblubed, lub′ing
Informal to lubricate
transitive verblubed, lub·ing, lubes
To lubricate (a car's joints, for example).
A lubricant, such as one applied to machinery: silicone lube.
Origin of lubeShortening and alteration of lubricant lubricate
- (informal) lubricant
(third-person singular simple present lubes, present participle lubing, simple past and past participle lubed)
- (informal) to lubricate