Definition of grease verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

grease

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɡris//
 
grease somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grease
 
he / she / it greases
 
past simple greased
 
-ing form greasing
 
 
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  • to rub grease or fat on something to grease a cake pan
  • Idioms
    grease somebody's palm(old-fashioned)(informal)
     
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    to give someone money in order to persuade them to do something dishonest synonym bribe
    grease the wheels
     
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    to help something to happen easily and without problems, especially in business or politics
    like (greased) lightning
     
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    very fast He leapt out of the car like lightning.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: grease