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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • greased — adj. smeared with oil or grease to reduce friction; as, a greased pig is too slippery to hold. Syn: lubricated. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greased — greased; un·greased; …   English syllables

  • Greased — Infobox Album | Name = Greased Type = EP Artist = Less Than Jake Released = 1997 Recorded = Genre = Ska punk Length = 15:02 Label = No Idea Producer = Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|2|5 [ sql=10:jiozefikogf4]… …   Wikipedia

  • greased — [grizd OR grist] mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ He went out and got himself greased, even though he knew it would probably kill him. □ She is way too greased to drive …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • greased — adj. Greased is used with these nouns: ↑lightning …   Collocations dictionary

  • greased —    American    drunk    Things may indeed seem to run more smoothly for a time:     You come over early and we can get greased before the mob arrives. (Sanders, 1982 they were hosting a party, not sun bathing) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • greased — adj. oiled, lubricated, rubbed with grease grɪːs n. melted or rendered fat of animals; any fatty or oily substance; lubricant v. put grease on; lubricate; cause to run smoothly; bribe (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • greased — adjective smeared with oil or grease to reduce friction • Syn: ↑lubricated • Ant: ↑unlubricated (for: ↑lubricated) …   Useful english dictionary

  • greased lightning — If something or someone moves like greased lightning, they move very fast indeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Greased Lightning (song) — Greased Lightning is a Broadway song from the musical and film version, Grease …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”