graft sth onto sth

graft sth onto sth
UK US graft sth onto sth
Phrasal Verb with graft({{}}/grɑːft/ verb [I]
to try to combine one idea, method, etc. with another, especially when the two things are very different: »

The editors attempted to graft new reporting onto previously published articles.


It would be very difficult to graft our company's organizational structure onto a company with a traditional hierarchy.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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 — 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

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