To grease the hand
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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon. [1913 Webster]

2. To bribe; to corrupt with presents. [1913 Webster]

The greased advocate that grinds the poor. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To cheat or cozen; to overreach. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

4. (Far.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease. [1913 Webster]

{To grease in the hand}, {To grease the hand}, to corrupt by bribes. --Usher. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • to grease the palm of — palm palm (p[aum]m), n. [OE. paume, F. paume, L. palma, Gr. pala mh, akin to Skr. p[=a][.n]i hand, and E. fumble. See {Fumble}, {Feel}, and cf. 2d {Palm}.] 1. (Anat.) The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To grease in the hand — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grease the palm of someone — grease the palm of (someone) (or US grease the hand of (someone)) : to give (someone) money for doing something illegal or dishonest for you They had to grease the palms of a few inspectors at city hall to get the permits they needed to start… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grease the palm of — informal bribe (someone) * * * grease the palm of (someone) (or US grease the hand of (someone)) : to give (someone) money for doing something illegal or dishonest for you They had to grease the palms of a few inspectors at city hall to get the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon. [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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