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English definition of “oil”

oil

verb [T]     /ɔɪl/
to put oil on something, especially a machine , to make it work more easily without sticking : You may need to oil the wheels and joints .
oil the wheels informal ( US grease the wheels) to make it easier for something to happen , especially in business or politics : The new proposal will oil the wheels of deal-making by ensuring that the negotiations get off to a quicker start .
(Definition of oil verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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