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Definition of "grease" []

  • Soft or melted animal fat, especially after rendering. (noun)
  • A thick oil or viscous substance, especially when used as a lubricant. (noun)
  • The oily substance present in raw wool; suint. (noun)
  • Raw wool that has not been cleansed of this oily substance. (noun)
  • Slang Something, such as money or influence, that facilitates the attainment of an object or a desire: accepted some grease to fix the outcome of the race. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grease" in a sentence
  • "Earlier in the transcript Limbaugh twice used the term "grease ball" regarding Corzine's hair."
  • "A man who looks like he just finished servicing a car, covered in grease, is sitting on one end of the couch drinking beer."
  • "I don't know about Indiana but where Bubba's from, "grease" is a good thing."