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1 graft /ˈgræft/ Brit /ˈgrɑːft/ noun
plural grafts
1 graft
/ˈgræft/ Brit /ˈgrɑːft/
noun
plural grafts
Learner's definition of GRAFT
[count]
technical : a part of a plant that is placed on another plant in such a way that it attaches to and grows with the plant
also : the place where such an attachment is made
medical : a piece of skin, muscle, or bone that is attached to a part of the body to repair a damaged area
also : an operation that is done to make such an attachment
compare 3graft, 4graft
2 graft /ˈgræft/ Brit /ˈgrɑːft/ verb
grafts; grafted; grafting
2 graft
/ˈgræft/ Brit /ˈgrɑːft/
verb
grafts; grafted; grafting
Learner's definition of GRAFT
[+ object]
technical : to attach (a part of a plant) to another plant
medical : to attach (a piece of skin, muscle, or bone) to a part of the body
: to make (something) become a part of (something else) usually + onto
compare 5graft
3 graft /ˈgræft/ Brit /ˈgrɑːft/ noun
3 graft
/ˈgræft/ Brit /ˈgrɑːft/
noun
Learner's definition of GRAFT
[noncount] chiefly US
: dishonest activity in which people with power (such as political leaders) use their position and influence to get money and advantages
compare 1graft, 4graft
4 graft /ˈgræft/ Brit /ˈgrɑːft/ noun
4 graft
/ˈgræft/ Brit /ˈgrɑːft/
noun
Learner's definition of GRAFT
[noncount] British, informal
: hard work or effort
compare 1graft, 3graft
5 graft /ˈgræft/ Brit /ˈgrɑːft/ verb
grafts; grafted; grafting
5 graft
/ˈgræft/ Brit /ˈgrɑːft/
verb
grafts; grafted; grafting
Learner's definition of GRAFT
[no object] British, informal
: to work hard : labor
compare 2graft
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