HyperDic: grease_one[s_palms

English > 1 sense of the expression grease one's palms:
VERBpossessiongrease one's palms, bribe, corrupt, buymake illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
English > grease one's palms: 1 sense > verb 1, possession
Meaningmake illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsbribe, corrupt, buy
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Narrowerbuy off, pay offpay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
sopGive a conciliatory gift or bribe to
BroaderpayGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishcomprar, corromper, sobornar
Catalancomprar, subornar

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