Meaning of GREASE in English

GREASE

/ griːs; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun [ U ]

1.

any thick oily substance, especially one that is used to make machines run smoothly :

Grease marks can be removed with liquid detergent.

Her hands were covered with oil and grease.

the grease in his hair

—see also elbow grease

2.

animal fat that has been made softer by cooking or heating :

plates covered with grease

■ verb

[ vn ] to rub grease or fat on sth :

to grease a cake tin / pan

IDIOMS

- grease sb's palm

- grease the wheels

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French graisse , based on Latin crassus thick, fat.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.