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Synonyms for grease

a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)

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the state of being covered with unclean things

lubricate with grease

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On the other side of the globe, India, of course, is no stranger to political corruption and the use of money of grease the wheels of big-time contracts with foreign companies is practically standard.
Nowadays it seems that such behavior is often accepted in order, so to say, to grease the wheels of social exchange and interaction.
Analysts are predicting that about two dozen technology companies will go public this year, noting that Facebook's much-publicized IPO is likely to grease the wheels for other established companies with strong revenue growth.
Investment banks that grease the wheels of global capital would see their fortunes decline, too, with fewer mergers to advise on and less investment advice to give.
Planned Lower East Side eatery reaches out to community to grease the wheels [Bowery Boogie]
What the professors are saying is that, as career diplomats argue over technicalities as to what the Gulf should be called, the private sector is quietly going about its business and using whichever term helps grease the wheels of commerce.
During times of financial crisis, the job market is always the first to suffer with companies keen to reduce outgoings by shedding staff which further increases the significance of so many companies actively seeking employees that will eventually help grease the wheels of local economy.
Questions raised about that suggest that possibly there is some inertia inside these two campaigns - trying to grease the wheels to get going all over again," he said.
But, rather than taking significant action, the United States continued to grease the wheels of its financial sector.
Members of Al Wefaq, Bahrain's biggest opposition group with 17 MPs in parliament, are trying to negotiate compensation with the families to grease the wheels.
Almost 20 centuries ago, the Romans used to grease the wheels of their wagons with animal fat after discovering that it dramatically improves efficiency and eliminates energy loss resulting from friction.
Since then, most of that money has gone to grease the wheels of the fleet, composed of abandoned bicycles that the Department of Public Safety scavenges each term.
The bank followed the lead of other global monetary authorities, adding another 1 trillion yen to grease the wheels of the financial system.
In North America, private equity has played a key role in many deals, helping to grease the wheels of much of the consolidation and restructuring that has taken place across the continent in recent years.
In a rare confluence of circumstances, oil could grease the wheels for the two bitter enemies to come together in the middle of the Florida Straits out of mutual need, experts say.