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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.]

  1. To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.

  2. To bribe; to corrupt with presents.

    The greased advocate that grinds the poor.

  3. To cheat or cozen; to overreach. [Obs.]
    --Beau. & Fl.

  4. (Far.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.

    To grease in the hand, To grease the hand, to corrupt by bribes.


n. An application of grease. vb. (present participle of grease English)

Usage examples of "greasing".

It appears, therefore, at first sight that greasing the tips of these radicles had checked but little their bending to the adjoining damp surface.

Aunt Chloe, pausing while she was greasing a griddle with a scrap of bacon on her fork, and regarding young Master George with pride.

Vexille wore a short mail haubergeon over the jerkin that provided extra protection for his chest, belly and groin, and that too needed greasing.

Johnny Leyne greasing the wheels and paying off predators to keep his one-and-only out of jail.

For a Gujarati to make the move from an inspector at the Colaba Station to a deputy commissioner in Crime Branch Headquarters at Crawford Market required what is called greasing the wheel.

As for the despicable Third Partyists—Ollivier, Gramont, Gambetta—and the uncouth street mobs agitating for republicanism, and the coarse caricatures of His Majesty—and of me—that constantly appear in comic papers like La Vie Parisienne, why, any other monarch would by now be greasing the guillotine.

With everyone, including at least one leading light among the Jesuits, greasing the rails, all this effort to get me to agree, how can I refuse?

Meanwhile the Rev's hand-picked favorites lounge, scarfing Mai Tais and lobster salads before taping, greasing each other's lats and triceps in preparation for the shoot.

So Jack had spent much of the day nailing leather to clubs, greasing blades, restringing bows, and filing the rust from spearheads.

From an early hour Mr Meares, the gunner, his mate, the quarter-gunners and of course the guncrews, first captain, second captain, sponger, fireman, sail-trimmers, boarders, powder-boys and Marines, had been titivating their pieces, greasing trucks, begging slush from the cooks to ease the blocks, arranging tackles and shot-garlands just so, while the midshipmen and officers in charge of stated divisions also fussed over every detail of powder-horns, wads, cartridge-cases, locks, works and the like: and this each crew did on both the starboard and larboard batteries, for although the Bellona had rather better than five hundred people aboard, that was not enough to provide men for each side, and a single crew had to serve two guns.

When Mai noticed her sleepy gaze upon it, he brought out a squirrel skin and a pot of tung oil and began greasing the edge.