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graft

noun  /ɡræft/ us  

graft noun (INFLUENCE)

[U] (esp. in politics) the obtaining of money or advantage through the dishonest use of power and influence: His administration was marked by widespread graft and crime.

graft noun (TISSUE)

[C] biology a piece of healthy skin or bone cut usually from a person’s own body and used to repair a damaged part on that person [C] biology A graft is also a piece cut from a living plant and fixed to another plant so that it grows there.
graft
verb [T]  /ɡræft/ us  
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