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grease

 (grēs)
n.
1. Soft or melted animal fat, especially after rendering.
2. A thick oil or viscous substance, especially when used as a lubricant.
3.
a. The oily substance present in raw wool; suint.
b. Raw wool that has not been cleansed of this oily substance.
4. Slang Something, such as money or influence, that facilitates the attainment of an object or a desire: accepted some grease to fix the outcome of the race.
tr.v. (grēs, grēz) greased, greas·ing, greas·es
1. To coat, smear, or soil with grease: greased the pie pan.
2. To lubricate with grease.
3. To facilitate the progress of.
4. Slang To kill. See Note at greasy.
Idiom:
grease (someone's) palm/hand Slang
To bribe.

[Middle English grese, from Anglo-Norman grece, from Vulgar Latin *crassia, from Latin crassus, fat, thick.]

grease′less adj.
grease′proof′ adj.

grease

n
1. (Cookery) animal fat in a soft or melted condition
2. (General Engineering) any thick fatty oil, esp one used as a lubricant for machinery, etc
3. (Agriculture) shorn fleece before it has been cleaned
4. (Veterinary Science) vet science Also called: seborrhoea inflammation of the skin of horses around the fetlocks, usually covered with an oily secretion
vb (tr)
5. to soil, coat, or lubricate with grease
6. to ease the course of: his education greased his path to success.
7. grease the palm of grease the hand of slang to influence by giving money to; bribe
[C13: from Old French craisse, from Latin crassus thick]
ˈgreaseless adj

grease

(n. gris; v. gris, griz)

n., v. greased, greas•ing. n.
1. the melted or rendered fat of animals, esp. when in a soft state.
2. fatty or oily matter in general; lubricant.
3. Also called grease′ wool`. wool, as shorn, before being cleansed of the oily matter.
4. Informal. a bribe.
v.t.
5. to put grease on: to grease the axle of a car.
6. to smear or cover with grease.
7. to cause to occur easily; smooth the way.
8. Informal. to bribe.
Idioms:
grease someone's palm or hand, to give someone money as a bribe.
[1250–1300; < Old French craisse « Latin crassus fat, thick]
grease′less, adj.
grease′proof`, adj.

grease


Past participle: greased
Gerund: greasing

Imperative
grease
grease
Present
I grease
you grease
he/she/it greases
we grease
you grease
they grease
Preterite
I greased
you greased
he/she/it greased
we greased
you greased
they greased
Present Continuous
I am greasing
you are greasing
he/she/it is greasing
we are greasing
you are greasing
they are greasing
Present Perfect
I have greased
you have greased
he/she/it has greased
we have greased
you have greased
they have greased
Past Continuous
I was greasing
you were greasing
he/she/it was greasing
we were greasing
you were greasing
they were greasing
Past Perfect
I had greased
you had greased
he/she/it had greased
we had greased
you had greased
they had greased
Future
I will grease
you will grease
he/she/it will grease
we will grease
you will grease
they will grease
Future Perfect
I will have greased
you will have greased
he/she/it will have greased
we will have greased
you will have greased
they will have greased
Future Continuous
I will be greasing
you will be greasing
he/she/it will be greasing
we will be greasing
you will be greasing
they will be greasing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been greasing
you have been greasing
he/she/it has been greasing
we have been greasing
you have been greasing
they have been greasing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been greasing
you will have been greasing
he/she/it will have been greasing
we will have been greasing
you will have been greasing
they will have been greasing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been greasing
you had been greasing
he/she/it had been greasing
we had been greasing
you had been greasing
they had been greasing
Conditional
I would grease
you would grease
he/she/it would grease
we would grease
you would grease
they would grease
Past Conditional
I would have greased
you would have greased
he/she/it would have greased
we would have greased
you would have greased
they would have greased

grease

To coat the inside of a pan or dish with fat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grease - a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)grease - a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
axle grease - a thick heavy grease used to lubricate axles
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
2.grease - the state of being covered with unclean thingsgrease - the state of being covered with unclean things
dirtiness, uncleanness - the state of being unsanitary
Verb1.grease - lubricate with grease; "grease the wheels"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
Translations
شَحْممادّة زيتيَّهيُشَحِّم
kolomazmazadlomazivonamazatsádlo
fedtsmøresmørefedt
lahjoaöljytärasvarasvatavoidella
चरबी
mast
zsírozmegkenmegvesztegetolajozolvasztott zsír
feitismyrja
獣脂
그리스
glitumasglitusriebaluotasslidustaukai
ieeļļotieziestsmērvielatauki
sadlo
maščobamastnamastiti
fett
น้ำมัน
yağyağlamakgres yağıgreslemek
چربی
mỡ

grease

[griːs]
A. N (= oil, fat etc) → grasa f; [of candle] → sebo m; (= dirt) → mugre f; (= lubricant) → lubricante m
B. VT [+ baking tin] → engrasar (Aut etc) → engrasar, lubricar
like greased lightningcomo un relámpago
to grease sb's palmuntar la mano a algn
C. CPD grease gun Npistola f engrasadora, engrasadora f a presión
grease monkey N (US) → mecánico/a m/f, maquinista mf
grease nipple N (Aut) → engrasador m
grease remover Nquitagrasas m inv

grease

[ˈgriːz ˈgriːs]
n
(pejorative) (= fat) → gras m
(= lubricating oil) → lubrifiant m
(= dirty oil)
His clothes were covered in grease → Ses vêtements étaient couverts de cambouis.
vt
[+ dish, tin] → graisser
[+ part of machine] → lubrifier
to grease the skids (US) (fig)huiler les rouagesgrease gun ngraisseur m

grease

n
Fett nt; (= lubricant)(Schmier)fett nt, → Schmiere f; his hair was thick with greaseseine Haare starrten vor Fett
(also grease wool)Schweißwolle f
vtfetten; skineinfetten, einschmieren (inf); (Aut, Tech) → schmieren; to grease back one’s hairsich (dat)die Haare mit Pomade nach hinten frisieren; to grease somebody’s palm (inf)jdm etwas zustecken (inf), → jdn schmieren (inf); like greased lightning (inf)wie ein geölter Blitz

grease

:
grease gun
nFettspritze or -presse f
grease mark
nFettfleck m
grease monkey
n (inf)Mechanikerlehrling m
grease nipple
greasepaint
n (Theat) → (Fett)schminke f
greaseproof
adjfettdicht; grease paperPergamentpapier nt

grease

[griːs]
1. n (fat) → grasso, unto; (lubricant) → grasso, lubrificante m
2. vt (baking tin) → ungere (Aut) → ingrassare, lubrificare
like greased lightning (fam) → come una saetta
to grease the skids (Am) (fig) → spianare la strada

grease

(griːs) noun
1. soft, thick, animal fat.
2. any thick, oily substance. She put grease on the squeaking hinge.
verb
to put grease on, over or in. The mechanic greased the car's axle.
ˈgreasy adjective
1. of or like grease. greasy food.
2. covered in grease. greasy hands.
3. slippery, as if covered in grease. greasy roads.
ˈgreasiness noun

grease

شَحْم mazivo fedt Fett λίπος grasa rasva graisse mast grasso 獣脂 그리스 smeer fett tłuszcz gordura смазка fett น้ำมัน yağ mỡ 油脂

grease

n grasa
References in classic literature ?
It had become brown with age and was covered with grease spots, but in it Ebenezer always felt dressed up and ready for the day in town.
To make them run easily and swiftly, the axles of carriages are anointed; and for much the same purpose, some whalers perform an analogous operation upon their boat; they grease the bottom.
To another room came all the scraps to be "tanked," which meant boiling and pumping off the grease to make soap and lard; below they took out the refuse, and this, too, was a region in which the visitors did not linger.
In the end, the winning dog stretched himself out comfortably with his bone between his paws, and proceeded to growl over it, and gnaw it, and grease the floor with it, just as fifty others were already doing; and the rest of the court resumed their previous indus- tries and entertainments.
Under this row of faint grease prints he would write a record on the strip of white paper--thus:
and I have often wishedbut it is so little one can venture to dosmall, trifling presents, of any thing uncommon Now we have killed a porker, and Emma thinks of sending them a loin or a leg; it is very small and delicateHartfield pork is not like any other porkbut still it is porkand, my dear Emma, unless one could be sure of their making it into steaks, nicely fried, as ours are fried, without the smallest grease, and not roast it, for no stomach can bear roast porkI think we had better send the leg do not you think so, my dear?
and your hair-pins and bear's grease, and all the rest of it?
I wear a gold watch and chain, a ring upon my little finger, and a long-tailed coat; and I use a great deal of bear's grease - which, taken in conjunction with the ring, looks bad.
Then the priest anoints himself with the grease and tallow of the cows, and sits down on a heap of straw, on the top and in the middle of a pile which is prepared; they set fire to it, and the whole heap is consumed without any injury to the priest, who while the fire continues harangues the standers by, and confirms them in their present ignorance and superstition.
Well, I swear by all that's good if they put another patient into my hands, they'll have to grease them for me before I cure him; for, as they say, 'it's by his singing the abbot gets his dinner,' and I'm not going to believe that heaven has bestowed upon me the virtue I have, that I should be dealing it out to others all for nothing.
Picture to yourself those first navigators venturing in ships made of planks sewn with the cords of the palmtree, saturated with the grease of the seadog, and covered with powdered resin
You was right," said the Swiss; "goose grease is kood with basdry.