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English definition of “grease”


noun [U]     /ɡriːs/
animal or vegetable fat that is soft after melting, or more generally, any thick oil-like substance: The dinner plates were thick with grease. You'll have to put some grease on those ball bearings.Fats and oils in food and cookingLubrication
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