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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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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.
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.
In the loose, however, the Wasps trio of Tom Rees, James Haskell and Lawrence Dallaglio should grease the wheels better than Leicester's back-row triumvirate.
The Games were only awarded to grease the wheels of trade.
So how do we grease the wheels and get some forward momentum?
Top European central bankers yesterday expressed concern about the success of a concerted action plan to grease the wheels of seized-up money markets, as US banking giant Citigroup faced fresh strife.
The quarter point cut follows stronger policy action in September when the Fed slashed rates by half a point after attempting unsuccessfully to grease the wheels of the capital markets by lowering the borrowing rate and extending the term at its discount window.