Grease vs Filth - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between grease and filth

is that grease is animal fat in a melted or soft state while filth is dirt; foul matter; that which soils or defiles.

As a verb grease

is to put grease or fat on something, especially in order to lubricate.

grease

English

(wikipedia grease)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Animal fat in a melted or soft state
  • (extension) Any oily or fatty matter.
  • Shorn but not yet cleansed wool
  • Inflammation of a horse's heels, also known as scratches or pastern dermatitis.
  • Synonyms

    * (animal fat) fat, lard

    Derived terms

    * dirty grease * elbow grease * grease-box * grease bush * grease gun / grease-gun * grease-monkey * grease moth * grease nipple * greasepaint / grease-paint * grease payment * greaseproof * greasewood * greasiness * greasy * the squeaky wheel gets the grease * greaseball

    Verb

    (greas)
  • To put grease or fat on something, especially in order to lubricate.
  • (informal) To bribe.
  • * Dryden
  • the greased advocate that grinds the poor
  • * {{quote-book, 2008, title=With Lyon in Missouri, author=Byron Archibald Dunn
  • , passage=Then you remember we greased him to the tune of five hundred.}}
  • * {{quote-book, 2009, title=GOG - an End Time Mystery, author=Dan Richardson
  • , passage=His employee status didn't entitle him to one, but Magdy on reception would slip him a key if Sabr greased him with a fifty.}}
  • (transitive, slang, aviation) To perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly.
  • ''To my amazement, I greased the landing despite the tricky crosswinds.
  • (slang) To kill, murder.
  • Fat cats who can't be greased by the mob's money are greased the hard way.
  • (obsolete) To cheat or cozen; to overreach.
  • (Beaumont and Fletcher)
  • To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.
  • Synonyms

    * (put grease or fat on) lard * (slang for kill or murder) bump off, hit, whack

    Derived terms

    * greaser * grease the hand * grease the wheels * grease someone's palm

    Anagrams

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    filth

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • dirt; foul matter; that which soils or defiles
  • smut; that which sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution
  • * Tillotson
  • to purify the soul from the dross and filth of sensual delights
  • (British, pejorative, slang) the police
  • weeds growing on pasture land
  • Grampa remembers when he had to cut filth with a scythe.

    Derived terms

    * filthy