Slaver vs Grease - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between slaver and grease

is that slaver is to smear with saliva issuing from the mouth while grease is to put grease or fat on something, especially in order to lubricate.

As verbs the difference between slaver and grease

is that slaver is to drool saliva from the mouth; to slobber while grease is to put grease or fat on something, especially in order to lubricate.

As nouns the difference between slaver and grease

is that slaver is saliva running from the mouth; drool or slaver can be a person engaged in the slave trade while grease is animal fat in a melted or soft state.

slaver

English

Etymology 1

From medieval English slaveren, of Scandinavian origin, akin to or derived from (etyl) slafra "to slaver", probably imitative

Verb

(en verb)
  • To drool saliva from the mouth; to slobber.
  • To fawn.
  • To smear with saliva issuing from the mouth.
  • To be besmeared with saliva.
  • (Shakespeare)
    Synonyms
    * (emit saliva ): drool, slobber

    Noun

    (-)
  • saliva running from the mouth; drool
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Of all mad creatures, if the learned are right, / It is the slaver kills, and not the bite.

    Etymology 2

    From the verb slave 'enslave, traffic in slaves'

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a person engaged in the slave trade
  • white slaver, who sells prostitutes into illegal 'sex slavery'
  • (nautical) a ship used to transport slaves
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    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

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