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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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Roy could not have built an empire without greasing the palms of politicians.
Shortly after his release from prison, thanks to falsified documents obtained by greasing the palms of guards, in Adana in August 1980, Ural fled to Syria, where he was granted Syrian citizenship, upon instructions from Cemil Assad, brother of Hafiz al-Assad, only six months after his arrival.
It is because of them that a poor person cannot get any work done without greasing the palms in a government office," he added.
The watchdog also noted that of the 36 countries that have signed the OECD's anti-bribery convention forbidding greasing the palms of foreign officials, "as many as 20 show little or no enforcement of the rules.
eCA They alleged not only the disposal of their cases was delayed, but verdicts were eCAhanded down in favour of the people greasing the palms of judges.
This is largely because our new supremo Mandelson, Lord of the Lies, is generally out greasing the palms and goodness knows whatever else of foreign potentates as he prepares for a life beyond Labour, in about six months or so.
The pretender to the throne of England is travelling the land, greasing the palms of noblemen in a bid to win their loyalty.
The regional selective assistance grants may be a successful way of greasing the palms of big business but we don't have to like it.
This involved greasing the palms of every money-grabbing sports administrator in a position to guarantee them a favourable response.