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grease

grease

 
pronunciation:
gris
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
grease someone's palm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a semisolid oily substance, often used as a lubricant.
similar words:
dope, glop, gook, lubricant, oil
definition 2: animal fat, esp. when melted or softened.
synonyms:
fat, lard
similar words:
adipose, blubber, butter, dripping, suet, tallow
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: greased, greases, greasing
definition 1: to lubricate (mechanical parts) with grease.
synonyms:
lubricate
similar words:
dope, oil, smear
definition 2: to cover or smear (a cooking pan) with grease.
synonyms:
oil, smear
similar words:
butter, lard
phrase: grease someone's palm
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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