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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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Dastardly characters reemerge to drag them into the new criminal underworld, and old liberation buddies--now in positions of political power--are just as guilty of greasing the wheels as everyone else.
Wilson explained: 'Basically it's about addressing the professional isolation of rural practice and greasing the wheels of the machine so that ultimately rural doctors are happier and can get on with what they're trained to do in an environment that works for them'.
Patrick is greasing the wheels of the state's lobbying machinery in Washington; he plans to double the staff of the state's D.C.
It was culture that acted as an economic lubricant to the partnership, pouring oil on the water between Newcastle and Gateshead, and now greasing the wheels of powerful new wealth-generating developments.
I'm not going to take credit for it, even though people are trying to say, 'Oh, it's because of you.' I will take credit for maybe greasing the wheels and maybe leading the conversation."