grease

[ noun grees; verb grees, greez ]SEE DEFINITION OF grease
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GREASE

He was blacker than I was; all smeared with grease and stripped to his waist.

With pitch, gum, or grease, they covered up the cracks or seams.

When they are cooked pour off the sauce, skim off the grease and reduce it.

Opening the wagon box he drew out a jack and a tin of grease.

Grease or resin in the water used for washing, is also unfavorable.

Yes; I do grease them a bit sometimes; but I am a true blue son of liberty, for all that.

Grease some little patty-pans, and half fill them with the batter.

Every year a man climbs to the top to grease the weather-vane.

Grease a pie-dish, and put a layer of sliced potatoes at the bottom.

Grease some scallop shells, and sprinkle them with bread-crumbs.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Anglo-French grece, from Old French gresse, craisse "grease, fat" (Modern French graisse), from Vulgar Latin *crassia "(melted) animal fat, grease," from Latin crassus "thick, solid, fat" (cf. Spanish grasa, Italian grassa). Grease paint, used by actors, attested from 1888. Grease monkey "mechanic" is from 1928.

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verbbless, usually with oil or water
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