Meaning of GREASE in English


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. smear or lubricate with grease. 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. greaseless adj.

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

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