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lube up

To cover (someone or something) in a lubricating substance in order to minimize friction. You should try lubing up the chain and see if that makes any difference to how the bike feels. Make sure you lube the pistons up really well before you reassemble the machine.
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lubed up

Very drunk. I mean, I was too lubed up to even see straight, so there was absolutely no way I was going to get behind the wheel of a car.
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lube up

v.
1. To coat something thoroughly with a lubricating substance; make something slippery to prevent damage or irritation from friction: The mechanic lubed up the engine. I took the gears out of the motor, lubed them up, and put them back in.
2. To be drunk. Used in the passive: I was pretty lubed up, so I took a taxi home.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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