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"grease" in British English

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greasenoun [U]

uk   /ɡriːs/ us   /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.

greaseverb [T]

uk   /ɡriːs/ us   /ɡriːs/
to put fat or oil on something: Grease the tins well before adding the cake mixture.
(Definition of grease from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grease" in American English

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greasenoun [U]

us   /ɡris/
animal fat that is soft after melting: There’s always a lot of grease when you cook lamb.
Grease is also any thick, oily substance: You ought to put some grease on that hinge.
grease
verb [T] us   /ɡris, ɡriz/
Grease the pan.
(Definition of grease from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"grease" in Business English

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greaseverb [T]

uk   /ɡriːs/ us  
informal to make something happen more easily: Social connections can help grease the way to business deals. The company's charitable donations helped grease its entry into the world of government contracts.
grease sb's palm disapproving
to give someone money secretly so that they will make things happen in the way that you want: They managed to pull off the deal without greasing any palms. They were expecting their palms to be greased with bribes.
grease the wheels informal US also grease the skids
to make something happen more easily: More investment is needed to grease the wheels of reform.
(Definition of grease from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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