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grease

2 verb
     
Related topics: Cooking, Technology
grease2 [transitive]
1DFCT to put butter, grease etc on a pan etc to prevent food from sticking to it:
Grease the pan before you pour the batter in.
a greased baking tray
2

grease somebody's palm

to give someone money in a secret or dishonest way in order to persuade them to do something:
Joseph was able to grease a few palms, thus helping his brother to escape.
3

like greased lightning

informal extremely fast

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