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salivate

sa luh vayt

  • v  produce saliva
    We salivated when he described the great meal
  • v  be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something

  • What they mean is that like Pavlov's dog, trained to salivate at the sound of a bell, animals are similarly trained to anticipate lots of calories when they taste something sweet .
  • Whenever Lorelei appears onscreen, undulating in second-skin, cleavage-proud knitwear or the sheerest orange chiffon, all heads turn, salivate and explode.
  • Now it's achieving a level of recognition that makes other countries salivate.
Quotes

  • Kate Copstick in guardian.co.uk
    It's almost like writing about food,says Copstick. "Ladies who lunch should not really write about food because they don't really love food. They don't salivate at the thought of a great steak."
  • Jerry Abramson in Newsday
    Those are the kind of jobs that cities and states salivate over,said Mayor Jerry Abramson. "We certainly put a very aggressive financial package on the table, but came up short in terms of our need for amending our regulatory structure."
  • Richard Gere in San Bernardino Sun
    But there was something to gain for everyone - money, prestige, power,Gere adds. "If you were in the publishing business, you'd salivate. You'd want it to be yours."

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