Predicate: butter

Roleset id: butter.01 , spread butter on something, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

butter.01: BUTTER-V NOTES: Hand-corrected by Claire (from butter.01-v)


butter (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: Chef, butterer (vnrole: 9.9-Agent)
        Arg1-GOL: Bread, location/entity being covered in butter (vnrole: 9.9-Destination)
        Arg2-PPT: Butter itself, margarine (vnrole: 9.9-Theme)

Example: All arguments

        She butters her bread with Land O'Hates and it comes out of her pores.

        Arg0: She
        Rel: butters
        Arg1: her bread
        Arg2: with land O'Hates

Example: All arguments, accidental arg2

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        In the agitation consequent upon this incident she butters her bread with the lard, and takes an enormous bite on the way up stairs.

        Argm-tmp: In the agitation consequent upon this incident
        Arg0: she
        Rel: butters
        Arg1: her bread
        Arg2: with the lard

Predicate: butter_up

Roleset id: butter_up.02 , soften up by flattery, with an aim of getting something, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

butter_up.02: BUTTER_UP-V, BUTTERING_UP-N NOTES: Added by Julia.


butter_up (v.)
buttering_up (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: butterer/flatterer
        Arg1-PPT: entity buttered up
        Arg2-MNR: buttery behavior employed

Example: butter_up-v

        If you rub them up the wrong way when you-1 're trying *PRO*-1 to butter them up, you won't just jeopardize your official position, you won't even know what the consequences will be.

        Arg0: *PRO*-1
        Rel: [butter][up]
        Arg1: them

Example: buttering_up-n

        And their buttering Him up with flattery before they asked it didn't make it any less obvious.

        Arg0: their
        Rel: [buttering][up]
        Arg1: him
        Arg2: with flattery