Meaning of GRAFT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ grɑ:ft, græft ]

( grafts, grafting, grafted)


A graft is a piece of healthy skin or bone, or a healthy organ, which is attached to a damaged part of your body by a medical operation in order to replace it.

I am having a skin graft on my arm soon.

N-COUNT : oft supp N


If a piece of healthy skin or bone or a healthy organ is grafted onto a damaged part of your body, it is attached to that part of your body by a medical operation.

The top layer of skin has to be grafted onto the burns.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed onto/on n


If a part of one plant or tree is grafted onto another plant or tree, they are joined together so that they will become one plant or tree, often in order to produce a new variety.

Pear trees are grafted on quince rootstocks.

VERB : be V-ed on/onto n


If you graft one idea or system on to another, you try to join one to the other.

The Japanese tried to graft their own methods on to this different structure.

VERB : V n onto n


Graft means hard work. ( BRIT INFORMAL )

His career has been one of hard graft.



In politics, graft is used to refer to the activity of using power or authority to obtain money dishonestly. ( mainly AM )

...another politician accused of graft.


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