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graft 1

American English: /ɡræft/
British English: /ɡrɑːft/

transitive verb

  • (Agriculture, Medicine)
    Example sentences
    • Rose Wilt was long thought to be a suspected viral disease caused by grafting scions onto imported root stocks from the U.K., Canada and Australia.
    • A Yoshino cherry is propagated by grafting a cutting onto another cherry trunk or by rooting small cuttings.
    • To preserve the variation named varieties have to be grafted, a labour intensive business which explains the high price.
    Example sentences
    • Remember, many hybrid modern roses are grafted onto a root stock; hence, the resulting rose may not be exactly the same as that from which you took your cuttings.
    • Many of the modern roses in commerce today are grafted onto these stocks.
    • Once identified, the tops were cut from the trees and then sent to their seed farm in Vernon, BC where they were grafted onto root stock.
    Example sentences
    • Surgeons grafted tissue from her leg to the outside of her brain for protection.
    • Jessica underwent a second operation to graft nerve tissue from the back of her legs into her arm.
    • The new skin is then grafted back on to the patient without the danger of rejection because it has been made from their own cells.

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graft 2
American English: /ɡræft/
British English: /ɡrɑːft/

noun

  • uncountable [colloquial] (bribery, corruption)
    chanchullos (masculine plural) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • But in six years of exposures of illicit arms deals, graft and bribery, only once has the political establishment blushed enough to take action.
    • In the impeachment complaint, Estrada has been charged with bribery, graft and corruption, betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution.
    • Estrada was impeached by the House of Representatives on Nov.13 on charges that included bribery, graft and corruption.

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graft 3
American English: /ɡræft/
British English: /ɡrɑːft/

noun

  • uncountable (hard work) (British English) [colloquial]it's been hard graft
    ha sido mucho trabajo
    ha habido que currar or (Colombia) camellar un montón [colloquial]
    hubo que chambearle duro (Mexico) [colloquial]
    fue un laburo bárbaro (River Plate area) [slang]

intransitive verb

  • (work hard)
    (British English) [colloquial]
    reventarse trabajando [colloquial]
    currar [colloquial]
    camellar (Colombia) [colloquial]
    laburar como loco (River Plate area) [slang]
    chambearle duro (Mexico) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • ‘Jon has grafted really hard and has certainly deserved his chance.’
    • ‘We have grafted really hard, done overtime and achieved record amounts of business,’ she said.
    • I was a bit disappointed with my Bs in computing because I thought I had grafted hard in that.

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