grass

grass
grass1 W2S2 [gra:s US græs] n
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1¦(in fields and gardens)¦
2 the grass
3¦(drug)¦
4¦(criminal)¦
5 the grass is greener (on the other side)
6 not let the grass grow under your feet
7 put somebody out to grass
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[: Old English; Origin: grAs]
1.) ¦(IN FIELDS AND GARDENS)¦
a) [U]
a very common plant with thin leaves that covers the ground in fields and gardens and is often eaten by animals
She enjoyed the feel of grass beneath her feet.
a blade of grass (=single leaf)
b)
a particular kind of grass
All grasses need light to grow well.
2.) the grass
an area of grass, especially an area where the grass is kept cut short
I walked across the grass.
Keep off the grass.
3.) ¦(DRUG)¦[U] informal
4.) ¦(CRIMINAL)¦ BrE informal someone, usually a criminal, who gives information about other criminals to the police - used to show disapproval
American Equivalent: stoolpigeon
5.) the grass is greener (on the other side)
used to say that other places or situations seem better than yours, although they may not really be better
6.) not let the grass grow under your feet
to not waste time or delay starting something
7.) put sb out to grass informal
to make someone leave their job because they are too old to do it effectively
snake in the grass atsnake1 (2)
grass 2
grass2 v
[i]also grass sb up
BrE informal to tell the police about a criminal's activities
grass on
Burton grassed on other prisoners.
grass over [grass sth<=>over] phr v
to cover land with grass

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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