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Verb
To apply a substance such as oil or grease to (an engine or component) so as to minimize friction and allow smooth movement
“This is particularly important at idle when there is no splash oiling from the connecting rods and crankshaft to lubricate the cam and lifter contact points.”
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To make slippery or smooth (normally to minimize friction) by applying a lubricant
“They also tend to concentrate power in the hands of powerful clan-based political chiefs, since only they have the authority and prestige to broker the backroom deals needed to lubricate the system.”
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Bribe someone in order to receive a favor
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To manipulate or influence an event
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