Associations to the word «Grease»


GREASE, noun. Animal fat in a melted or soft state
GREASE, noun. (extension) Any oily or fatty matter.
GREASE, noun. Shorn but not yet cleansed wool
GREASE, noun. Inflammation of a horse's heels, also known as scratches or pastern dermatitis.
GREASE, verb. (transitive) To put grease or fat on something, especially in order to lubricate.
GREASE, verb. (transitive) (informal) To bribe.
GREASE, verb. (transitive) (slang) (aviation) To perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly.
GREASE, verb. (transitive) (slang) To kill, murder.
GREASE, verb. (obsolete) To cheat or cozen; to overreach.
GREASE, verb. To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.
GREASE GUN, noun. A levered device for forcing grease into machinery.
GREASE GUN, noun. (colloquial, due to its appearance) a small machine gun, particularly the .45 calibre M3 used by the US in WW2.
GREASE GUNS, noun. Plural of grease gun
GREASE MONEY, noun. Alternative term for grease payment
GREASE MONKEY, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) A mechanic, often with the specific connotation of an automobile mechanic.
GREASE MONKEYS, noun. Plural of grease monkey
GREASE NIPPLE, noun. A fitting fixed to a piece of machinery, used as an inlet for lubricating grease by means of a grease gun.
GREASE PAYMENT, noun. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) (business) (legal) (ethics) A bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.
GREASE PENCIL, noun. A wax based pencil used for writing on shiny surfaces.
GREASE PIT, noun. A narrow pit or trench over which a vehicle can be driven and conveniently worked on from beneath.
GREASE PITS, noun. Plural of grease pit
GREASE SOMEONE'S PALM, verb. (idiomatic) To bribe a person.
GREASE THE WHEELS, verb. (idiomatic) To create conditions likely to produce or hasten favorable future developments.
GREASE UP, verb. (transitive) to smear with oil or grease.

Dictionary definition

GREASE, noun. A thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery).
GREASE, noun. The state of being covered with unclean things.
GREASE, verb. Lubricate with grease; "grease the wheels".

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