Crossword clues for grease
- Bribe, informally
- Launderer's challenge
- "Summer Nights" musical
- Garage sale?
- Travolta musical
- Payola, e.g.
- 1972 musical with the song "Summer Nights"
- ___ monkey
- Musical with the song "Summer Nights"
- A thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
- The state of being covered with unclean things
- Long-run musical
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Grease \Grease\ (gr[=e]z or gr[=e]s; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Greased (gr[=e]zd or gr[=e]sd); p. pr. & vb. n. Greasing.]
To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.
To bribe; to corrupt with presents.
The greased advocate that grinds the poor.
To cheat or cozen; to overreach. [Obs.]
--Beau. & Fl.
(Far.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.
To grease in the hand, To grease the hand, to corrupt by bribes.
Grease \Grease\ (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. Crass.]
Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind.
(Far.) An inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration, and fungous excrescences.
Grease bush. (Bot.) Same as Grease wood (below).
Grease moth (Zo["o]l.), a pyralid moth ( Aglossa pinguinalis) whose larva eats greasy cloth, etc.
Grease wood (Bot.), a scraggy, stunted, and somewhat prickly shrub ( Sarcobatus vermiculatus) of the Spinach family, very abundant in alkaline valleys from the upper Missouri to California. The name is also applied to other plants of the same family, as several species of Atriplex and Obione.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, from Anglo-French grece, from Old French gresse, craisse "grease, fat" (Modern French graisse), from Vulgar Latin *crassia "(melted) animal fat, grease," from Latin crassus "thick, solid, fat" (source also of Spanish grasa, Italian grassa). Grease paint, used by actors, attested from 1888. Grease monkey "mechanic" is from 1928.
c.1300, from grease (n.). Sense of "ply with bribe or protection money" is 1520s, from notion of grease the wheels "make things run smoothly" (mid-15c.). To grease (someone's) palm is from 1580s. Expression greased lightning, representing something that goes very fast, is American English, by 1832.
n. 1 Animal fat in a melted or soft state 2 (context extension English) Any oily or fatty matter. 3 Shorn but not yet cleansed wool 4 Inflammation of a horse's heels, also known as scratches or pastern dermatitis. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To put grease or fat on something, especially in order to lubricate. 2 (context transitive informal English) To bribe.
v. lubricate with grease; "grease the wheels"
Grease may refer to:
- Grease (lubricant), a type of industrial lubricant
- Yellow grease, in rendering, used frying oils, or lower-quality grades of tallow
- Brown grease, waste vegetable oil, animal fat, grease, etc. that is recovered from a grease trap
- Any petroleum product or fat (including those used in cooking) that is a soft solid at room temperature
- Hydrogenated vegetable oil ( vegetable shortening) used as a replacement for lard and other rendered animal fats
Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey with additional songs written by John Farrar. Named after the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers, the musical is set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School (based on William Howard Taft School in Chicago, Illinois)) and follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love. The score attempts to recreate the sounds of early rock and roll. In its original production in Chicago, Grease was a raunchy, raw, aggressive, vulgar show. Subsequent productions sanitized it and tamed it down. The show mentions social issues such as teenage pregnancy, peer pressure and gang violence; its themes include love, friendship, teenage rebellion, sexual exploration during adolescence, and, to some extent, class consciousness/ class conflict.
Grease was first performed in 1971 in the original Kingston Mines nightclub in Chicago, a former trolley barn (now the site of a hospital parking garage). From there, it has been successful on both stage and screen, but the content has been diluted and its teenage characters have become less Chicago habitués and more generic. At the time that it closed in 1980, Greases 3,388-performance run was the longest yet in Broadway history, although it was surpassed by A Chorus Line a few years later. It went on to become a West End hit, a successful feature film, two popular Broadway revivals in 1994 and 2007, and a staple of regional theatre, summer stock, community theatre, and high school and middle school drama groups. It remains Broadway's 15th longest-running show. Aspects of the stage play would be incorporated into the production's 2016 live TV musical.
Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway. It was successful both critically and at the box office. Its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second-best selling album of the year in the United States, behind the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever, another film starring Travolta.
A sequel, Grease 2, was released in 1982, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer. Only a few of the original cast members reprised their roles.
"Grease" is a song written by Barry Gibb and performed by Frankie Valli. "Grease" is the title song for the 1978 musical motion picture Grease, which was based on the stage play of the same name. It was featured twice on the film's soundtrack, as the first track and reprised as the final track.
Grease is a music party game for the Wii and DS based on the film of the same name. 505 Games has developed the game along with Paramount Digital Entertainment as a part of a partnership. It was later followed in 2011 by the release of the video game Grease Dance for the Xbox 360 Kinect.
Grease is a semisolid lubricant. Grease generally consists of a soap emulsified with mineral or vegetable oil. The characteristic feature of greases is that they possess a high initial viscosity, which upon the application of shear, drops to give the effect of an oil-lubricated bearing of approximately the same viscosity as the base oil used in the grease. This change in viscosity is called shear thinning. Grease is sometimes used to describe lubricating materials that are simply soft solids or high viscosity liquids, but these materials do not exhibit the shear-thinning properties characteristic of the classical grease. For example, petroleum jellies such as Vaseline are not generally classified as greases.
Greases are applied to mechanisms that can only be lubricated infrequently and where a lubricating oil would not stay in position. They also act as sealants to prevent ingress of water and incompressible materials. Grease-lubricated bearings have greater frictional characteristics due to their high viscosity.
Usage examples of "grease".
It appears, therefore, at first sight that greasing the tips of these radicles had checked but little their bending to the adjoining damp surface.
His soap had hardly stiffened afore it ran right back to lye and grease agin.
The ammoniacal fluid was harsh, and smelled strong, but it dissolved oils and grease on her skin and in her hair, and it killed any lice or fleas she might have picked up.
The bathroom floor was littered with shards of shattered ashet and the walls were awash with grease from the exploded goose.
There was no pipeclay here to be caked onto crossbelts and musket slings, no blackball to be used on boots and no grease and powder to be slathered on the hair.
With the evidence of Annie, as to the candle grease on the floor, and as to seeing the prisoner take the coffee into the boudoir, the proceedings were adjourned until the following day.
No grease is ever allowed to foul the gasoline, no sludge to find its way into the carb, no bolt to loosen on the driveshaft.
The Ganmiddich roundhouse was high ceilinged, damp, lit by fish-oil lanterns that made the walls slick with grease.
It is palpable, undisguised grease, floating in rivers--not grease caused by accidental bad cookery, but grease on purpose.
If greased with soap or pomatum, it will slip into the front of a cunny with ease.
In rifling the closet of the ladie, they found a wafer of sacramental bread, having the divels name stamped thereon in steed of JESUS Christ, and a pipe of ointment, wherewith she greased a staffe, upon whish she ambled and gallopped through thicke and thin when and in what manner she listed.
From the scattered litter in the general vicinity, it was obvious the dumpster contained broken glass, razor-sharp lids, dirty diapers, oil, grease, and filth, all baked in the sunshine and thoroughly ripe.
The smell of cooking grease, some foul egestion wafting aloft from the bilges, the fug of damp wool and unwashed bod- ies was fit to make him gag, but he forbore manfully.
You could talk to him about os and argos, suet and grease, croteys, fewmets and fiants, but he only looked polite.
A confident skip, with your boot soles well greased, on to the ice in a glaciarium for the first time would be nothing to it in its results, I fancy.