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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?
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?
See also: graft
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) somethingand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.