grass

grass
[[t]grɑ͟ːs, græ̱s[/t]]
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grasses, grassing, grassed
1) N-MASS Grass is a very common plant consisting of large numbers of thin, spiky, green leaves that cover the surface of the ground.

Small things stirred in the grass around the tent...

The lawn contained a mixture of grasses.

2) N-SING: usu the N If you talk about the grass, you are referring to an area of ground that is covered with grass, for example in your garden.

In the old days, there were strict fines for walking on the grass or missing a study period...

I'm going to cut the grass.

3) N-UNCOUNT Grass is the same as marijuana. [INFORMAL]

I started smoking grass when I was about sixteen.

Syn:
4) VERB (disapproval) If you say that one person grasses on another, the first person tells the police or other authorities about something criminal or wrong which the second person has done. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[V on n] His wife wants him to grass on the members of his own gang...

He was repeatedly attacked by other inmates, who accused him of grassing.

Syn:
Grass up means the same as grass.

Also V n P V P n (not pron) How many of them are going to grass up their own kids to the police?

5) N-COUNT (disapproval) A grass is someone who tells the police or other authorities about criminal activities that they know about. [BRIT, INFORMAL]
Syn:
6) PHRASE: V inflects If you say the grass is greener somewhere else, you mean that other people's situations always seem better or more attractive than your own, but may not really be so.

He was very happy with us but wanted to see if the grass was greener elsewhere.

7) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that someone is being put out to grass, you mean they are no longer being employed because they are considered to be too old or no longer useful. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

The Prime Minister refused to be put out to grass. Asked if he would quit, he replied: `The answer is No'.

Phrasal Verbs:
(in AM, usually use put out to pasture)

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