grease

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From Anglo-Norman grece, from Old French graisse, from Latin crassus (fat, thick).

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NounEdit

grease (plural greases)

  1. Animal fat in a melted or soft state
  2. (extension) Any oily or fatty matter.
  3. Shorn but not yet cleansed wool
  4. Inflammation of a horse's heels, also known as scratches or pastern dermatitis.

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grease (third-person singular simple present greases, present participle greasing, simple past and past participle greased)

  1. (transitive) To put grease or fat on something, especially in order to lubricate.
  2. (transitive, informal) To bribe.
    • 2008, Byron Archibald Dunn, With Lyon in Missouri:
      Then you remember we greased him to the tune of five hundred.
    • 2009, Dan Richardson, GOG - an End Time Mystery:
      His employee status didn't entitle him to one, but Magdy on reception would slip him a key if Sabr greased him with a fifty.
  3. (transitive, slang, aviation) To perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly.
    To my amazement, I greased the landing despite the tricky crosswinds.
  4. (transitive, slang) To kill, murder.
    Fatcats who can't be greased by the mob's money are greased the hard way.

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 21:38