Cheese meaning

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A food made from the curds of soured milk pressed together to form a solid that is usually allowed to ripen.
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(slang) An important person.
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To stop.
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Something resembling this substance in shape or consistency.
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A shaped mass of this.
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(slang) To stop.
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A thing like cheese in shape or consistency.
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(uncountable) A dairy product made from curdled or cultured milk.
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(countable) Any particular variety of cheese.
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(countable) A piece of cheese, especially one moulded into a large round shape during manufacture.
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(uncountable, colloquial) That which is melodramatic, overly emotional, or cliché, i.e. cheesy.
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(uncountable, slang) Money.
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(countable, UK) In skittles, the roughly ovoid object that is thrown to knock down the skittles.
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(uncountable, slang, baseball) A fastball.
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(uncountable, slang) A dangerous mixture of black tar heroin and crushed Tylenol PM tablets. The resulting powder resembles grated cheese and is snorted.
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(vulgar, slang) Smegma.
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(technology) Holed pattern of circuitry to decrease pattern density.
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See also cheese.
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To prepare curds for making cheese.
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(technology) To make holes in a pattern of circuitry to decrease pattern density.
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(photography) Said while being photographed, to give the impression of smiling.

Say "cheese"! ... and there we are!

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(slang) Wealth, fame, excellence, importance.
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(slang) To stop; to refrain from.
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(slang) To anger or irritate someone, usually in combination with "off".

All this waiting around is really cheesing me off.

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(gaming, slang) To use an unsporting tactic; to repeatedly use an attack which is overpowered or difficult to counter.

You can cheese most of the game using certain exploits.

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(gaming) To use an unconventional, all-in strategy to take one's opponent by surprise early in the game (especially for real-time strategy games)

It's not every day you can see someone defend a cheese maneuver with a planetary fortress and win the game without using a single unit.

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The definition of cheese is a solid food made by pressing curdled milk together and letting it ripen.

An example of cheese is Monterey Jack.

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An important person.
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(slang) cheese it
  • To look out. Often used in the imperative.
  • To get away fast; get going. Often used in the imperative.
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cheesed off
  • angry
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cut the cheese
  • to expel gas from the bowels
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say cheese!
  • smile!
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cheese it!
  • run away fast!
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Origin of cheese

  • Perhaps from Urdu chīz thing from Persian from Old Persian ciš-ciy something kwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English chese from Old English cȳse from Germanic kasjus from Latin cāseus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English chese, from Old English ċēse, ċīese (“cheese”), from West Germanic or late Proto-Germanic *kāsijaz (“cheese”), from Latin cāseus (“cheese”), from Proto-Indo-European *kwat- (“to ferment, become sour”). Cognate with West Frisian tsiis (“cheese”), Low German Kees (“cheese”), Dutch kaas (“cheese”), German Käse (“cheese”). Also related to Old English hwaþerian (“to roar, foam, surge”), dialectal Swedish hvå (“foam”), Albanian kos (“yoghurt”), Latvian kūsāt (“to boil”), Old Church Slavonic квасъ (kvasŭ, “leaven; sour drink”), Sanskrit क्वथते (kváthate, “it boils”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably from Persian چيز (čīz, “thing”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From cheesy.

    From Wiktionary