Definition of graft

Definition of graft
  1. graft Noun 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.
  2. graft Noun A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
  3. graft Noun A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
  4. graft Noun effort needed for doing hard work.
  5. graft Noun A criminal's special branch of practice
  6. graft Noun Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life.
  7. graft Noun Corruption in official life.
  8. graft Noun A con job.
  9. graft Noun A cut of the take (money).
  10. graft Noun A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis.
  11. graft Verb 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.
  12. graft Verb To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
  13. graft Verb To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.
  14. graft Verb To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
  15. graft Verb To insert scions (grafts) from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
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