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"graft" in British English

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graftnoun

uk   /ɡrɑːft/ us   /ɡræft/

graftverb

uk   /ɡrɑːft/ us   /ɡræft/
(Definition of graft from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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graftnoun

us   /ɡræft/
  • 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] us   /ɡræft/
(Definition of graft from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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graftnoun [U]

uk   /ɡrɑːft/ us   LAW
US illegal activities involving dishonest use of power and money: Corruption in government is common, and several elected officials are suspected of graft. graft charge/allegation/investigation
UK informal hard work: The students, all from poor families, tell stories of hard graft and achievement.

graftverb [I]

uk   /ɡrɑːft/ us  
UK informal to work hard: We'll have to graft like mad to be ranked in the top ten this year.
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(Definition of graft from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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