Grifts vs Grafts - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between grifts and grafts

is that grifts is (grift) while grafts is (graft).

As a noun grifts

is .

grifts

English

Noun

(head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (grift)
  • grafts

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (graft)

  • graft

    English

    (wikipedia graft)

    Alternative forms

    * graff

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) graffe, from (etyl) ; probably akin to English carve. So named from the resemblance of a scion or shoot to a pointed pencil. Compare graphic, grammar.

    Noun

  • (label) A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
  • (label) A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
  • A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.
  • To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
  • (label) To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.
  • 1717 Eloisa to Abelard. And graft my love immortal on thy fame! —
  • To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
  • (label) To insert scions (grafts) from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (graff) ("canal")
  • The depth of the blade of a digging tool such as a spade or shovel.
  • A narrow spade used in digging drainage trenches.
  • Derived terms
    * grafting tool

    Etymology 3

    Probably from Etymology 2

    Noun

  • (label) Work; labor
  • (label) A job or trade.
  • Effort needed for doing hard work.
  • A criminal's special branch of practice
  • (label) Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life.
  • (label) Corruption in official life.
  • (label) A con job.
  • A cut of the take (money).
  • A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To work
  • To obtain illegal gain from bribery of similar corrupt practices.
  • Derived terms
    * grafter ("grifter")

    References

    * See supplements.