Meaning of GREASE in English


n. & v.


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.

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.


greaseless adj.

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

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.