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Definition of grease verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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