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grease

grease

 
 
pronunciation:
gris
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: melted or soft animal fat.
Bacon leaves a lot of grease in a pan after it has been cooked.
synonyms:
fat, lard
similar words:
blubber, butter, tallow
definition 2: a thick, oily material used on machine parts, such as those in a car engine. Grease lets the parts rub against one another smoothly while the machine is working.
The chain on your bicycle looks like it needs some grease.
similar words:
dope, oil
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: greased, greases, greasing
definition 1: to coat with grease; lubricate.
He greased his bicycle chain.
synonyms:
lubricate
similar words:
smear
definition 2: to put butter, margarine, or some other kind of grease on.
He greased the pan while she mixed the batter.
synonyms:
smear
similar words:
butter
Homophone Note
The words grease and Greece sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why someone who is dieting would rather eat food made in Greece than food made in grease, look up Greece.
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