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grafter

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[ graf-ter, grahf- ]
/ ˈgræf tər, ˈgrɑf- /
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noun
Horticulture. a person who combines plants by inserting a bud, shoot, or scion of one plant into a groove or slit in the stem or stock of another, where it continues to grow: Join us for a fun time as newbies and seasoned grafters mingle and swap cuttings of various fruit trees.
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[ graf-ter, grahf- ]
/ ˈgræf tər, ˈgrɑf- /

noun
a person who obtains money or other advantage by dishonest, unfair, or illegal means, especially through the abuse of position or influence in politics, business, etc.:For 17 years she had been writing newspaper stories about grafters—crooked bankers, corrupt politicians, and the like—and winning armloads of journalism awards for it.
British Slang. a worker, especially a particularly industrious or dedicated worker:To succeed in this job you also need to be a real grafter, someone eager for a chance to work hard in an ever-growing company.

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