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grease

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grease

  1. 1 to coat (something) with a slippery substance in order to reduce friction <make sure you grease the pan before you put the batter in> Synonyms lubricate, oil, slick, waxRelated Words bathe, douse (also dowse), drench, soak, souse, wash, water, wetNear Antonyms coarsen, rough, roughen; dehydrate, dry, parch, sear

  2. 2 to free from obstruction or difficulty <your help might grease the complicated adoption proceedings> Synonyms facilitate, ease, loosen (up), smooth, unclogRelated Words accelerate, expedite, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed; advance, forward, further, promote; abet, aid, assist, help, improve; disentangle, straighten (out), untangle; simplify, streamlineNear Antonyms hinder, impede; retard; aggravate, worsen; perplex, sophisticateAntonyms complicate





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