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grease

verb [T]
 
 
/ɡriːs/
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.
Translations of “grease”
in Chinese (Traditional) 用油脂塗, 給…加潤滑油…
in Russian смазывать жиром…
in Turkish yağlamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用油脂涂, 给…加润滑油…
in Polish smarować…
(Definition of grease from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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