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Grease

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Greasen. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. Crass.].
  •  Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration, and fungous excrescences.  [1913 Webster]
Grease bush. (Bot.) Same as Grease wood (below). -- Grease moth (Zoöl.), a pyralid moth (Aglossa pinguinalis) whose larva eats greasy cloth, etc. -- Grease wood (Bot.), a scraggy, stunted, and somewhat prickly shrub (Sarcobatus vermiculatus) of the Spinach family, very abundant in alkaline valleys from the upper Missouri to California. The name is also applied to other plants of the same family, as several species of Atriplex and Obione.
Greasev. t. 
  •  To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bribe; to corrupt with presents.  [1913 Webster]
    "The greased advocate that grinds the poor."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cheat or cozen; to overreach.  Beau. & Fl.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.  [1913 Webster]
To grease in the hand, To grease the hand, to corrupt by bribes. Usher.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Grease, 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.
--v.tr. smear or lubricate with grease.

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

THESAURUS

Grease

Trinkgeld, adulation, aid, animal oil, anoint, approach, beeswax, blandishment, blarney, blunt, bonus, boodle, bounty, brass, bread, bribe, bucks, bunkum, buy, buy off, cabbage, cajolement, cajolery, cerate, chips, clear the way, compliment, consideration, corrupt, dab, daub, dinero, donative, double time, dough, drag, dress, drying oil, dub, ease, embrocate, equalize, essential oil, ester, even, expedite, explain, eyewash, facilitate, fair words, fat, fatty oil, fawning, fee, fix, fixed oil, flatten, flattery, gelt, get at, get to, gilt, glycerolate, grade, gratuity, gravy, grease the palm, grease the ways, grease the wheels, green, green stuff, harrow, hasten, help along, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, honorarium, hydrogenated fat, incense, incentive pay, inducement, jack, kale, lagniappe, lard, largess, lay, level, liberality, lipid, loose, lubricate, make clear, make way for, mazuma, mineral oil, moolah, mopus, mow, oil, oil of palms, ointment, oleum, oof, ooftish, open the way, open up, palaver, palm oil, pave the way, pay off, perks, perquisite, plane, planish, plaster, polyunsaturated fat, pomade, pourboire, praise, premium, prepare the way, pretty lies, purchase, quicken, reach, remove friction, rhino, rocks, run interference for, salve, sebum, shave, shekels, simoleons, simplify, slick, slick on, smear, smooth, smooth down, smooth out, smooth the way, soap, soap the ways, soft soap, something extra, speed, spondulics, sportula, suborn, sugar, sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words, sweetener, sycophancy, take care of, tallow, tamper with, the needful, tickle the palm, tin, tip, unbar, unblock, unclog, unguent, unjam, unsaturated fat, vegetable oil, volatile oil, wampum, wax, wheedling

ROGET THESAURUS

Grease

Giving

N giving, bestowal, bestowment, donation, presentation, presentment, accordance, concession, delivery, consignment, dispensation, communication, endowment, investment, investiture, award, almsgiving, charity, liberality, generosity, gift, donation, present, cadeau, fairing, free gift, boon, favor, benefaction, grant, offering, oblation, sacrifice, immolation, lagniappe, pilon, grace, act of grace, bonus, allowance, contribution, subscription, subsidy, tribute, subvention, bequest, legacy, devise, will, dotation, dot, appanage, voluntary settlement, voluntary conveyance, amortization, alms, largess, bounty, dole, sportule, donative, help, oblation, offertory, honorarium, gratuity, Peter pence, sportula, Christmas box, Easter offering, vail, douceur, drink money, pourboire, trinkgeld, bakshish, fee, consideration, bribe, bait, ground bait, peace offering, handsel, boodle, graft, grease, blat, giver, grantor, donor, feoffer, settlor, giving, given, allowed, allowable, concessional, communicable, charitable, eleemosynary, sportulary, tributary, gratis, donative, auctor pretiosa facit, ex dono, res est ingeniosa dare.

Lubrication

N lubrication, smoothness, unctuousness, lubrication, lubrification, anointment, oiling, synovia, glycerine, oil, lubricating oil, grease, saliva, lather, teflon, lubricated, lubricous.

VB lubricate, lubricitate, oil, grease, lather, soap, wax.

Oil

N oil, fat, butter, cream, grease, tallow, suet, lard, dripping exunge, blubber, glycerin, stearin, elaine, oleagine, soap, soft soap, wax, cerement, paraffin, spermaceti, adipocere, petroleum, mineral, mineral rock, mineral crystal, mineral oil, vegetable oil, colza oil, olive oil, salad oil, linseed oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, nut oil, animal oil, neat's foot oil, train oil, ointment, unguent, liniment, aceite, amole, Barbados tar, fusel oil, grain oil, rape oil, seneca oil, hydrate of amyl, ghee, heating oil, #2 oil, No, 2 oil, distillate, residual oils, kerosene, jet fuel, gasoline, naphtha, stearin.


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