grease Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
noun the state of being covered with unclean things
filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.
verb lubricate with grease
- grease the wheels
EtymologyOE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L.
Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind.
(Far.) An inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration, and fungous excrescences.
Grease transitive verb
To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.
To bribe; to corrupt with presents.
The greased advocate that grinds the poor. Dryden.
To cheat or cozen; to overreach.Obs. Beau. & Fl.
(Ear.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.Usher.
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