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noun     graft pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a piece of skin, bone etc from one part of your body used to replace or repair a damaged part of your body
    1. a.
      biology a piece taken from a plant and joined to a cut made in another plant so that it can grow there
  2. 3
    [uncountable] British informal effort needed for doing hard work
    hard graft:

    The job was finished on time, thanks to the sheer hard graft of those involved.

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a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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