Meaning of “graft” in the English Dictionary

"graft" in English

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uk /ɡrɑːft/ us /ɡræft/


uk /ɡrɑːft/ us /ɡræft/
noun [ C ] uk /ˈɡrɑːf.tər/ us /ˈɡræf.tɚ/ UK informal

a hard worker

(Definition of “graft” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"graft" in American English

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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.

verb [ T ] us /ɡræft/

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"graft" in Business English

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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.

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)