We often use the words "grease" or "greasy" for the presence of a slippery or oily substance, especially in food:
- Fast food has a lot of grease in it.
- Fried chicken is greasy.
The word "greasy" is an adjective:
- It’s not a good idea to eat a lot of greasy food because it contains so much unhealthy fat.
- The pizza we ate last night was good, but it was a little greasy.
- Tom likes greasy food, like hamburgers and french fries.
- The kitchen at the diner is all greasy because of the deep-frying that they do there. (A diner is a small restaurant that specializes in fast food.)
A hamburger and french fries may taste good, but sometimes this popular food combination is a little too greasy.
Grease is a lubricating substance that reduces friction between moving parts.
- A mechanic gets a lot of grease on his hands while working on cars.
- The wheel stopped squeaking after a little grease was applied to it.
After working on his car all day, he has some grease on his face.
- It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. (This an expression. It means that a person who complains loudly enough will get more attention paid to his or her problem.)
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March 7, 2015