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English verb: grease one's palms

1. grease one's palms (possession) make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence


SamplesThis judge can be bought.


Synonymsbribe, buy, corrupt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)pay


Narrower (hyponym)buy off, pay off, sop


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense









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