the melted or rendered fat of animals, especially when in a soft state.
fatty or oily matter in general; lubricant.
Also called grease wool . wool, as shorn, before being cleansed of the oily matter.
Also called grease-heel [grees-heel]. /ˈgrisˌhil/. Veterinary Pathology. inflammation of a horse's skin in the fetlock region, attended with an oily secretion.
Informal. a bribe.
to put grease on; lubricate: to grease the axle of a car.
to smear or cover with grease.
to cause to occur easily; smooth the way; facilitate.
Informal. to bribe.
Idioms about grease
- greaseless, adjective
- grease·less·ness, noun
- greaseproof, adjective
- re·grease, verb (used with object), re·greased, re·greas·ing.
- un·greased, adjective
- well-greased, adjective
- grease , Greece
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How to use grease in a sentence
Some of my teammates sat in the nearby parking lot running their bike chains through rags to clean the grease.How Biking Across America Formed an Unlikely Friendship | Raffi Joe Wartanian | October 8, 2020 | Outside Online
Levels of ammonia, oils and greases, phosphorus, nitrates, coliform bacteria and several substances associated with the presence of wastewater exceeded limits set in both countries.Border Report: New State Law Requires an Action Plan for the Tijuana River | Maya Srikrishnan | October 5, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
When the pot has cooled, wipe out any remaining grease with a paper towel and burn that.A Family-Friendly Camp Meal That Everyone Can Help With | Wes Siler | October 1, 2020 | Outside Online
Again, this step requires a lot of elbow grease, so bear that in mind.Testimonial link building: Using real experiences for success | Rameez Ghayas Usmani | July 15, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Those individuals the doctors could not attend to dressed their wounds with generous amounts of vaseline and axle grease smeared onto their limbs.Fire on the Bay: 115 Years Ago This Month, a Deadly Explosion Rocked a Navy Ship | Randy Dotinga | July 14, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Preheat oven to 350°F. grease and flour 6, 1/2-cup ramekins and set aside.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding | Carla Hall | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It has faded from pixelated gray to rusted ochre, fringed on the edges with black sweat grease.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But at least Obama does seem to genuinely loathe the sucking up required to grease the wheels.
No longer swimming in the dough, means less money for the adult industry to grease the partnership wheels.Too Hot for Google: Why The Internet Giant Is Scared of Porn | Aurora Snow | July 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The owners can grease a lot of palms with revenues like that.Al-Sisi’s Egypt Is Worse For Gays Than The Muslim Brotherhood | Bel Trew | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the back, near a stand that racked a number of grease guns, he saw a second telephone fixed to the wall.
From the canvas wrapping George took out and tossed on the counter a square packet wrapped in grease-paper.Dope | Sax Rohmer
A lack of processed candles and kerosene oil left only grease and wax to be utilized for making handmade candles.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Bill looked at his watch and suggested that they eat first before they got all over grease by monkeying with the rear end.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
He found much lost motion and four broken teeth, and he was grease to his eyebrows—in other words, he was happy.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for grease
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
to soil, coat, or lubricate with grease
to ease the course of: his education greased his path to success
grease the palm of or grease the hand of slang to bribe; influence by giving money to
- greaseless, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with grease
In addition to the idioms beginning with grease
- grease someone's palm
- grease the wheels
- elbow grease
- like greased lightning
- squeaky wheel gets the grease
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