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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: craisse, graisse, from Latin crassus 'thick, fat'

grease

1 noun
     
Related topics: Daily Life, Cooking, Technology
grease1 [uncountable]
1DFC a fatty or oily substance that comes off meat when it is cooked, or off food made using butter or oil
2TD a thick oily substance that is put on the moving parts of a car, machine etc to make it run or move smoothly
3 an oily substance that is produced by your skin

➔ elbow grease

at elbow1 (3)

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