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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

grease

To coat the inside of a pan or dish with fat.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

grease

n grasa
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