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  1. graft
    IPA[ɡraft]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. insert (a shoot or twig) as a graft:

      it was common to graft different varieties onto a single tree trunk
    • 2. insert a graft on (a stock).

    • 3. transplant (living tissue) as a graft:

      they can graft a new hand onto the arm
    • 4. insert or fix (something) permanently to something else, typically in a way considered inappropriate:

      western-style government could not easily be grafted onto a profoundly different country
      Synonym : fasten, attach, add, fix, join, insert
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: graft, plural noun: grafts

    • v.: verb: graft, 3rd person present: grafts, gerund or present participle: grafting, past tense: grafted, past participle: grafted

    • noun

      practices, especially bribery, used to secure illicit gains in politics or business; corruption:

      gains secured by corruption:

    • verb

      make money by shady or dishonest means.
    • noun

      hard work:
    • verb

      work hard:
    • noun

      a shoot or twig inserted into a slit on the trunk or stem of a living plant, from which it receives sap.

      an instance of grafting a shoot or twig on to a living plant.

    • verb

      insert (a shoot or twig) as a graft:

      insert a graft on (a trunk or stem).

    • noun

      bribery and other corrupt practices used to secure illicit advantages or gains in politics or business:

      advantages or gains secured as a result of corrupt practices.

    • verb

      make money by shady or dishonest means.
    • noun

      hard work:
    • verb

      work hard:
    • verb

      graft a bud of (a plant) onto another plant.
    • noun

      a plant grown by grafting a bud onto another plant.
    • noun

      a surgical operation in which a piece of healthy skin is transplanted to a new site on the body.

      a piece of skin transplanted to a new site on the body.

    • noun

      the point on a plant where the graft is joined to the rootstock.
    • noun

      a surgical operation in which a piece of healthy skin is transplanted to a new site on a patient's body or to a different individual.

      a piece of skin transplanted to a new site on a patient's body or to a different individual.

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