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graft2

graft2

 
pronunciation:
graeft
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or procedure of obtaining financial gain illegally or unethically as a result of one's position of power or influence, esp. in government.
synonyms:
bribery, corruption
similar words:
fraud
definition 2: the financial gain obtained by this means.
synonyms:
bribe, hush money, kickback, protection
similar words:
gravy, loot, plunder, rake-off, spoils
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: grafted, grafting, grafts
definition: to acquire through graft.
synonyms:
buy off, corrupt, pay off
similar words:
embezzle, fix, grease someone's palm, suborn
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to engage in graft.
synonyms:
line one's pockets
similar words:
pull strings
derivation: grafter (n.)