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noun (plural: grafts)
  1. A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
  2. A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
  3. (surgery) A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
  4. Hard work (colloq)
  5. (slang) A criminal's special branch of practice
  6. Illicit profit by corrupt means, esp.in public life.
  7. Corruption in official life.
  8. A con job.
  9. (slang): A cut of the take (money).
  10. , (context, Politics): A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis. (uncountable)
Translations: 
  • Spanish: injerto
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot)
verb 
  1. To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.
  2. (surgery) To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
  3. To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.
Quotations
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    1. (nautical) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
    2. (intransitive) To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: enten
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc.)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc.)
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: innestare
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: Middle English graffe < Old French greffe ("stylus") < Latin graphium ("stylus") < Greek < ("to write"); probably akin to English carve'. So named from the resemblance of a scion or shoot to a pointed pencil. Compare graphic, grammar.


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