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graft (something) on

To connect or join two things, typically living things (such as plants or human tissue). Can the burn doctor really graft healthy skin cells on?
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graft (something) onto (something)

To connect or join two things, typically living things (such as plants or human tissue). Can the doctor really graft healthy skin cells onto that burned area?
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graft away

To work laboriously on something. Primarily heard in UK. Sean's really been grafting away on his term paper—I hope he gets an A. If you really graft away, you might be able to get this house cleaned in a couple hours, but geez, it'll be a lot of work.
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graft something on(to) something

 and graft something on
to splice a living part onto another living part. The gardener grafted a red rose onto the stem of another species. The gardener grafted on a red rose.
See also: graft, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Temuz, Monomer reactivity ratios of grafted cellulose with n-cyclohexylacrylamide and methyl methacrylate by atom transfer radical polymerization, Cell.
Cross section of disperse dyeing AA grafted PSA fibers (degree of grafting ~30%).
On 14th day, there was presence of inflammatory cells in between healthy and strip grafted tissues.
In the present study, survival of the grafted plants after grafting was low (20.38%) even when the same species was used as rootstock and scion.
I've grafted with a Swiss army knife, an X-ACTO knife, and, best of all for its single bevel and straight edge, a grafting knife.
The european Rocha and Abbe Fetel pear cultivars grafted on to the quince EMC rootstock exhibited greater vigor according to the section increment (mm) in the cultivar's trunk at the graft union region and the section increment (mm) in the rootstocks trunk at the graft union region, because partial tissue continuity existed in the graft union region between the cultivars and rootstocks.
The four passes for each grafted stitch stay within the vertical transitions, without any jog.
Part of the rootstocks were bud grafted (summer budding) with the quince cultivars 'Provence' (Cydonia oblonga Mill.), 'Mendoza Inta-37' (C.
Grafted samples for Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy [FTIR] spectra measurements were prepared by making films of the mixture in a hot press.
the average operation time intra-operative blood loss and postoperative pain and to demonstrate the surgical procedure and clinical outcome in terms of preservation of the grafted alveoli.
The aim of the surgery was to give a dry ear with permanent closure of perforation and restoration of hearing in a successfully grafted ear.
Synthesis and mechanical characterisation of cellulose based textiles grafted with acrylic monomers.
Regeneration of mucosa from sides of the graft was grossly visible and congestion surrounding the grafted site was evident in oesophagoplasty with acellular fish swim bladder group on this day (Fig.2).
A bypass graft refers to the artery or vein that is taken from somewhere else in the body and sewn or grafted onto a coronary artery that has become blocked.