AskDefine | Define grease

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grease

Noun

1 a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery) [syn: lubricating oil]
2 the state of being covered with unclean things [syn: dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grunge] v : lubricate with grease; "grease the wheels"

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman grece, from graisse.

Pronunciation 1

  • , /griːs/, /gri:s/

Homophones

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 known as scratches (pastern dermatitis).
Synonyms
Translations
animal fat
inflammation of a horse's heels

Pronunciation 2

  • , /griːz/, /gri:z/

Verb

  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.
  4. To kill
Translations
put grease or fat on something to lubricate
  • Finnish: rasvata, öljytä, voidella
  • Hungarian: zsíroz, olajoz
to bribe
  • Finnish: voidella, lahjoa
  • Hungarian: megveszteget, megken
to perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly
to kill
  • Finnish: voidella

Extensive Definition

Grease may refer to:
grease in Danish: Grease
grease in German: Grease
grease in French: Graisse
grease in Korean: 그리스 (동음이의)
grease in Hebrew: גריז
grease in Dutch: Grease
grease in Norwegian: Grease
grease in Polish: Tłuszcz (ujednoznacznienie)
grease in Simple English: Grease
grease in Finnish: Grease
grease in Thai: ไขมัน
grease in Turkish: Grease

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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