grease one's palms
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|Verb||1.||grease one's palms - make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"|
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
sop - give a conciliatory gift or bribe to