|Origin:||graff 'graft' (14-19 centuries), from Old French grafe 'pencil, graft', from Greek graphein 'to write'; because a plant graft looks like a pencil|
a piece of healthy skin or bone taken from someone's body and put in or on another part of their body that has been damaged:
Martha had to have several skin grafts.
a piece cut from one plant and tied to or put inside a cut in another, so that it grows there
3 [uncountable] informal especially British English
Our success has been due to sheer hard graft.
4 [uncountable] especially American English
the practice of obtaining money or advantage by the dishonest use of influence or power:
He promised to end graft in public life.