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 for grease
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     1. To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to
        lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.
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     2. To bribe; to corrupt with presents.
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              The greased advocate that grinds the poor. --Dryden.
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     3. To cheat or cozen; to overreach. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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     4. (Far.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.
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     To grease in the hand, To grease the hand, to corrupt by
        bribes. --Usher.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grease \Grease\ (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse;
     akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross,
     L. crassus. Cf. Crass.]
     1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft
        state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind.
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     2. (Far.) An inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the
        ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing
        dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration,
        and fungous excrescences.
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     Grease bush. (Bot.) Same as Grease wood (below).
     Grease+moth+(Zool.),+a+pyralid+moth+({Aglossa+pinguinalis">Grease moth (Zool.), a pyralid moth ({Aglossa pinguinalis)
        whose larva eats greasy cloth, etc.
     Grease wood (Bot.), a scraggy, stunted, and somewhat
        prickly shrub ({Sarcobatus vermiculatus) of the Spinach
        family, very abundant in alkaline valleys from the upper
        Missouri to California. The name is also applied to other
        plants of the same family, as several species of
        Atriplex and Obione.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate
           machinery) [syn: grease, lubricating oil]
      2: the state of being covered with unclean things [syn: dirt,
         filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grunge]
      v 1: lubricate with grease; "grease the wheels"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  175 Moby Thesaurus words for "grease":
     Trinkgeld, adulation, aid, animal oil, anoint, approach, beeswax,
     blandishment, blarney, blunt, bonus, boodle, bounty, brass, bread,
     bribe, bucks, bunkum, buy, buy off, cabbage, cajolement, cajolery,
     cerate, chips, clear the way, compliment, consideration, corrupt,
     dab, daub, dinero, donative, double time, dough, drag, dress,
     drying oil, dub, ease, embrocate, equalize, essential oil, ester,
     even, expedite, explain, eyewash, facilitate, fair words, fat,
     fatty oil, fawning, fee, fix, fixed oil, flatten, flattery, gelt,
     get at, get to, gilt, glycerolate, grade, gratuity, gravy,
     grease the palm, grease the ways, grease the wheels, green,
     green stuff, harrow, hasten, help along, honeyed phrases,
     honeyed words, honorarium, hydrogenated fat, incense,
     incentive pay, inducement, jack, kale, lagniappe, lard, largess,
     lay, level, liberality, lipid, loose, lubricate, make clear,
     make way for, mazuma, mineral oil, moolah, mopus, mow, oil,
     oil of palms, ointment, oleum, oof, ooftish, open the way, open up,
     palaver, palm oil, pave the way, pay off, perks, perquisite, plane,
     planish, plaster, polyunsaturated fat, pomade, pourboire, praise,
     premium, prepare the way, pretty lies, purchase, quicken, reach,
     remove friction, rhino, rocks, run interference for, salve, sebum,
     shave, shekels, simoleons, simplify, slick, slick on, smear,
     smooth, smooth down, smooth out, smooth the way, soap,
     soap the ways, soft soap, something extra, speed, spondulics,
     sportula, suborn, sugar, sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words,
     sweetener, sycophancy, take care of, tallow, tamper with,
     the needful, tickle the palm, tin, tip, unbar, unblock, unclog,
     unguent, unjam, unsaturated fat, vegetable oil, volatile oil,
     wampum, wax, wheedling

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