Complete Definition of "grease"

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Pronunciation
audio|en-us-grease.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËs|-iËs

Etymology
From Anglo-Norman grece, from OF. graisse.

Pronunciation 1
AHD|grÄs, IPA|/griËs/, SAMPA|/gri:s/

Homophones
Greece

Noun
rfc-level|Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section
en-noun|-

  1. Animal fat in a melted or soft state; oily or fatty matter of any kind.
  2. Inflammation of a horse's heels also knowen as scratches (pastern dermatitis).

Synonyms
fat
lard

Translations

Dutch: vet n
French: graisse f
German: Fett n
mid
Ido: graso
Spanish: grasa f

Pronunciation 2
AHD|grÄz, IPA|/griËz/, SAMPA|/gri:z/

Verb
en-verb|greas|ing

  1. Put grease or fat on something to lubricate.
  2. To bribe.
  3. italbrac|aviation slang To perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly.

#: To my amazement, I greased the landing despite the tricky crosswinds.

  1. slang To kill

Translations
trans-top|Put grease or fat on something to lubricate
Finnish: rasvata, öljytä, voidella
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To bribe
Finnish: voidella, lahjoa
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To kill
Finnish: voidella
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Dutch: smeren, invetten
ttbc|French: graisser
mid
ttbc|Portuguese: untar
ttbc|Spanish: engrasar, lubricar

Related terms
greaseproof
greasy
dirty grease
elbow grease
grease-box
grease gun, grease-gun <!-- A syringe for injecting grease or oil into machinery. -->
grease-monkey <!-- A mechanic, especially a car mechanic.-->
grease-paint <!-- A paste used to paint the face, theatrical make-up.-->
greaser <!-- One who greases. A member of a 60's gang associated with rock and roll music, greased hair and leather jackets.-->

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