• (verb-transitive): To unite (a shoot or bud) with a growing plant by insertion or by placing in close contact.
  • (verb-transitive): To join (a plant or plants) by such union.
  • (verb-transitive): To transplant or implant (living tissue, for example) surgically into a bodily part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
  • (verb-transitive): To join or unite closely: graft new customs onto old.
  • (verb-intransitive): To make a graft.
  • (verb-intransitive): To be or become joined.
  • (noun): A detached shoot or bud united or to be united with a growing plant.
  • (noun): The union or point of union of a detached shoot or bud with a growing plant by insertion or attachment.
  • (noun): A plant produced by such union.
  • (noun): Material, especially living tissue or an organ, surgically attached to or inserted into a bodily part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
  • (noun): The procedure of implanting or transplanting such material.
  • (noun): The configuration or condition resulting from such a procedure.
  • (noun): Unscrupulous use of one's position to derive profit or advantages; extortion.
  • (noun): Money or an advantage gained or yielded by unscrupulous means.
  • (verb-transitive): To gain by or practice unscrupulous use of one's position.

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  • (noun): the act of grafting something onto something else
  • (noun): the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
  • (noun): (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
  • (verb): place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
  • (verb): cause to grow together parts from different plants; "graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree"

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Graft or grafting (generally referring to hard work) may refer to:

Graft (surgery), a surgical procedure to transplant tissue without a blood supply
Graft (politics), a form of political corruption or bribery
Grafting, where the tissues of one plant are affixed to the tissues of another
Grafting (knitting), the joining of two knitted fabrics
Grafting (decision trees), the process of adding nodes to inferred decision trees in computer science
Graft, Netherlands, a village in the municipality of Graft-De Rijp
Graft (architects), an architecture firm
Graft (1915 serial), a film serial
Graft (1931 film), featuring Boris Karloff-Reverting possible vandalism

Example Sentences

  • "Pardon me, but is that what you call a graft investigation that you are making, Miss Hamlin?" inquired Baskinelli.

  • It was part of his graft from the various merchants.

  • They are planning to perform a skin graft on his left leg Monday if his recovery continues as expected.

  • Ahmadi said graft is deeply entrenched in local culture, and therefore extremely difficult for the government to stop.

  • Meetings ARE the life blud of a good democracy, were hard graft is worked out, all good upstanding leaches work out the details of getting the credit. from the saying if thee cannot do, then teach how, if that is not possible then preach about it and if that is too hard, leach otherwise curl up and fade away. on July 16, 2009 at 12: 25 am PC World

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