graft
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɡɹɑːft/
  • (America, Northern England) IPA: /ɡɹæft/
Noun

graft

  1. (countable) A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
  2. (countable) A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
  3. (surgery, countable) A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

graft (grafts, present participle grafting; past and past participle grafted)

  1. (transitive) To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.
  2. (intransitive) To insert scions (grafts) from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
  3. (transitive, surgery) To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
  4. (transitive) To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.
  5. (transitive, nautical) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
  6. (chemistry) To form a graft polymer
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Noun

graft (plural grafts)

  1. (obsolete) A ditch, a canal.
  2. The depth of the blade of a digging tool such as a spade or shovel.
  3. A narrow spade used in digging drainage trenches.
Noun

graft

  1. (uncountable) Corruption in official life.
  2. (uncountable) Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life.
  3. (uncountable, slang) A criminal’s special branch of practice.
  4. (countable) A con#Etymology 4|con job.
  5. (countable, slang) A cut of the take (money).
  6. (uncountable, US, politics) A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis.
  7. (British) (uncountable, colloquial) Work; labor
  8. (British) (countable, colloquial) A job or trade.
  9. (British) (uncountable, colloquial) Effort needed for doing hard work.
Translations
  • French: corruption
  • Russian: взяточничество
Translations
  • Russian: моше́нничество
Translations Translations Verb

graft (grafts, present participle grafting; past and past participle grafted)

  1. To work.
  2. To obtain illegal gain from bribery or similar corrupt practices.

Graft
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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