Meaning of GRAFT in English


(~s, ~ing, ~ed)


A ~ 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 ~ on my arm soon.

N-COUNT: oft supp N


If a piece of healthy skin or bone or a healthy organ is ~ed 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 ~ed onto the burns.

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


If a part of one plant or tree is ~ed 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 ~ed on quince rootstocks.

VERB: be V-ed on/onto n


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

The Japanese tried to ~ 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 ~.



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

...another politician accused of ~.


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