oiled oiled  /ˈɔ ɪld/


  • (adj) treated with oil


  1. Not long ago, the Administration was considered an artful, managerial mechanism, oiled with serenity, unanimity and self-confidence.
  2. Burma's state-run media continues to portray a well-oiled state relief campaign: soldiers unloading relief supplies from helicopters, generals inspecting neat rows of refugee tents.
  3. The Hong Kong government now reacts to public health threats like a well-oiled machine.


  1. Offense lifts Mohawks over Lions

    MASON CITY — The Mason City softball team ran like a well-oiled machine on Thursday night in a 12-0 win in three innings over Clear Lake.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Globe Gazette

  2. Mike Hope posts beefcake photos to land acting job

    Republican Rep. Mike Hope is counting on his brawn to carry him to a big role on the big screen. The muscular Mill Creek representative shows off his sculpted and oiled physique in a shirtless photo on IMDb , a database of those involved in the movie industry.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  3. The Red Carpet At The 2013 Tony Awards

    The Tony Awards red carpet is an exercise in showing the world your personal style. Unlike other award ceremonies whose red carpets are well-oiled machines run by big name designers and power stylists, the actresses of Broadway are pretty much left to their own devices, for better or worse.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. He added: "I just saw their faces in the dressing room. They are totally disappointed because we had our ambitions. But we weren't good enough. Spain are a well-oiled team that has been playing together for two or three years with almost the exact...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: The Sun

  2. "RJ's confidence has soared, he's playing phenomenal basketball," Carter said. "Our team as a whole trusts each other. We're playing off of each other and it's great. The whole machine is well-oiled. We're feeding off other, trusting each...
    on Apr 21, 2007 By: Vince Carter Source: USA Today

  3. "They don't make mental errors. They're well coached. They've got a well-oiled machine," Anderson said. "There are a lot of similarities to how we played."
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: Dick Anderson Source: SportingNews.com

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