Meaning of GREASE in English

GREASE

n. & v.

--n.

1. oily or fatty matter esp. as a lubricant.

2 the melted fat of a dead animal.

3 oily matter in unprocessed wool.

--v.tr. smear or lubricate with grease.

Phrases and idioms:

grease-gun a device for pumping grease under pressure to a particular point. grease the palm of colloq. bribe. like greased lightning colloq. very fast.

Derivatives:

greaseless adj.

Etymology: ME f. AF grece, gresse, OF graisse ult. f. L crassus (adj.) fat

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.