Translation: from spanish

hard graft

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  • graft — ▪ I. graft graft 1 [grɑːft ǁ græft] noun [uncountable] 1. informal hard work: • He put his success down to stamina, resilience, and sheer hard graft. 2. especially AmE when money or ad …   Financial and business terms

  • graft — I UK [ɡrɑːft] / US [ɡræft] noun Word forms graft : singular graft plural grafts 1) a) [countable] a piece of skin, bone etc from one part of your body used to replace or repair a damaged part of your body skin grafts for burns victims b) biology… …   English dictionary

  • graft — graft1 [gra:ft US græft] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: graff graft (14 19 centuries), from Old French grafe pencil, graft , from Greek graphein to write ; because a plant graft looks like a pencil] 1.) a piece of healthy skin or bone taken from… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • graft — I. /graft / (say grahft) noun 1. Horticulture a. a shoot or part of a plant (the scion) inserted in a groove, slit, or the like in another plant or tree (the stock) so as to become nourished by and united with it. b. the plant or tree (the united …   Australian English dictionary

  • graft — noun 1 on part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ bone, skin VERB + GRAFT ▪ do ▪ Doctors are hoping to do a bone graft to repair the damaged bone. ▪ undergo …   Collocations dictionary

  • graft — I n. act of grafting, inserting 1) to do a graft 2) a bone; skin graft 3) a (skin) graft takes bribes 4) graft and corruption work (colloq.) (BE) 5) hard graft II v. (D; tr.) to graft on to, onto * * * …   Combinatory dictionary

  • graft — 1 noun 1 (C) a piece of healthy skin or bone taken from someone s body and put in or on another part of their body that has been damaged: Her severe burns were treated with skin grafts. 2 (C) a piece cut from one plant and tied to or put inside a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • graft — [[t]grɑ͟ːft, græ̱ft[/t]] grafts, grafting, grafted 1) N COUNT: oft supp N A graft is a piece of healthy skin or bone, or a healthy organ, which is attached to a damaged part of your body by a medical operation in order to replace it. I am having… …   English dictionary

  • graft — graft1 [ græft ] noun 1. ) uncount AMERICAN INFORMAL dishonest or illegal activities in politics or business that involve giving people money or advantages in exchange for their help or support 2. ) uncount BRITISH INFORMAL effort needed for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • graft — [grɑːft] noun I 1) [C] a piece of skin or bone from one part of your body that is used to replace or repair a damaged part of your body 2) [C] a piece that is taken from a plant and joined to a cut that has been made in another plant, so that it… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • graft —  1. n. & v. Work. Often hard graft.  2. n. Underhand or criminal dealing …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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