graft Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “graft” - English Dictionary

"graft" in American English

See all translations

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 ​healthyskin or ​bonecut usually from a person’s own ​body and used to ​repair a ​damagedpart on that ​person [C] biology A graft is also a ​piececut from a ​livingplant 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)







"graft" in British English

See all translations

graftnoun

uk   /ɡrɑːft/  us   /ɡræft/

graftverb

uk   /ɡrɑːft/  us   /ɡræft/
  • graft verb (ADD PIECE)

[T] to take and put in ​place a graft: Skin was ​removed from her ​leg and grafted on/onto her ​face. [T] to ​join or ​add something new: The ​managementtriedunsuccessfully to graft new ​workingmethods onto the ​existingways of doing things.
grafter
noun [C] uk   /ˈɡrɑːf.tər/  us   /ˈɡræf.tɚ/ UK informal
a hard ​worker
(Definition of graft from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"graft" in Business English

See all translations

graftnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɡrɑːft/ LAW
US illegalactivities involving dishonest use of ​power and ​money: Corruption in ​government is common, and several ​electedofficials 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   us   /ɡrɑːft/
UK informal to ​work hard: We'll have to graft like mad to be ​ranked in the ​top ten this ​year.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of graft from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of graft?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“graft” in Business English

Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More