(n.) = carbide. Ex: The green wheels are normally silicon carbide, and used for grinding brasses, carbides, and other extremely hard materials. ---- * carburo de silicio = silicon carbide. (v.) = function ; work. Ex: The DOBIS/LIBIS allows both the library and the computer center to function efficiently and at a lower cost by sharing one system. Ex: Files only work effectively for a limited number of documents. ---- * no carburar bien = be on the blink.