milk - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlemilking
past tensemilked
past participlemilked
  1. 1
    to take milk from a cow, goat, or sheep
  2. 2
    to get a lot of personal advantage or benefit from something, especially in a dishonest way
    milk something for all it is worth (=get as much advantage as possible from it):

    Both parties have milked the political situation for all it’s worth.