• Animal fat in a melted or soft state
  • Any oily or fatty matter.
  • Shorn but not yet cleansed wool
  • Inflammation of a horse's heels, also known as scratches or pastern dermatitis.
  • Bribe money.


  • To put grease or fat on something, especially in order to lubricate.
  • To bribe.
  • To cause to go easily; to facilitate.
  • To perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly.
  • To kill, murder.
  • To cheat or cozen; to overreach.
  • To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.


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  • From Middle English grece, from Anglo-Norman grece, from Old French graisse, from Vulgar Latin *grassia, from Latin crassus ("fat, thick"). crass.

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