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grease

[ noun grees; verb grees, greez ]
/ noun gris; verb gris, griz /
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noun
verb (used with object), greased, greasing.
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Idioms about grease

    grease someone's palm. palm1 (def. 19).

Origin of grease

1250–1300; Middle English grese, grece, greice<Anglo-French grece, gresse,Old French craisse (French graisse) <Vulgar Latin *crassia, equivalent to Latin crass(us) fat, thick + -ia noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM grease

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH grease

grease , Greece
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British Dictionary definitions for grease

grease

noun (ɡriːs, ɡriːz)
animal fat in a soft or melted condition
any thick fatty oil, esp one used as a lubricant for machinery, etc
Also called: grease wool shorn fleece before it has been cleaned
Also called: seborrhoea vet science inflammation of the skin of horses around the fetlocks, usually covered with an oily secretion
verb (ɡriːz, ɡriːs) (tr)

Derived forms of grease

greaseless, adjective

Word Origin for grease

C13: from Old French craisse, from Latin crassus thick
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