UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgriːs/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/n. gris; v. gris, griz/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n. grēs; v. grēs, grēz)

Inflections of 'grease' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [scrub, remove, clean] the grease from the [plate, pan]
  2. the [plate] is covered in grease
  3. can't get the grease off this plate
  4. my hands are covered in grease from the [meat, ribs]
  5. wash the grease off your hands
  6. wipe the grease from your [face, mouth]
  7. let the grease drain (from)
  8. there is too much grease in this [meat, hamburger]
  9. there is a lot of grease in this [meat]
  10. [roast potatoes, trimmings] cooked in the meat grease
  11. contains a lot of grease
  12. [bacon, beef] grease
  13. the grease from the [bacon]
  14. put grease on the [pan, cookie sheet]
  15. his hair is full of grease
  16. the [wheels, hinges] need grease
  17. use grease to lubricate
  18. lubricated the [shaft, axle, piston] with grease
  19. the [mechanic, repairman] was covered in grease
  20. grease and [grime, dirt, oil]
  21. is black with grease
  22. just needs a little bit of elbow grease
  23. just give it [a little, some good old] elbow grease
  1. grease the [door, garage door, hinge, rails]
  2. grease it to [stop, prevent, protect]
  3. grease the [engine, axle, shaft, shocks]
  4. greased and oiled
  5. grease with [oil, lard, butter]
  6. grease the [pan, baking sheet, frying pan, oven dish] with [oil]
  7. grease [lightly, generously, evenly]
  8. help grease the wheels of
  9. grease the [politician's, minister's, businessman's] palm
  10. [said, thought, alleged] to have greased his [palm, palms]
  11. grease him up before [asking, requesting, approaching]
n as adj
  1. is a grease monkey
  2. [seal, fill, lubricate] with a grease gun
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