Meaning of “grease” in the English Dictionary

"grease" in English

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greasenoun [ U ]

uk /ɡriːs/ us /ɡriːs/

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.
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)