verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- grasp (clutch) at straws,
- grasp at straws,
- grasp reflex,
- grass box,
- grass carp,
- grass cloth,
- grass court,
- grass family
Origin of grass
Examples from the Web for grass
Thus far, the most talked-about Green Friday hotspot is Denver dispensary the Grass Station.Colorado Weed Dispensaries Celebrate ‘Green Friday’|Abby Haglage|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in New York City, a metropolis with an abundance of concrete and very few fields of grass, a far more subtle display appears.
We sat on the grass, in the hot twilight, watching the fireworks burst in patriotic showers of light over Independence.
The car went into the grass hard and fast, and we ended up flipping eight times.Miles Teller’s Movie Star Moment: From the Brink of Death to ‘Whiplash’|Marlow Stern|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then there was a little girl on the grass with her legs spread.Will the Vatican Finally Hold This Kansas City Bishop Accountable?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Langer nodded more decisively than before and plucked a second blade of grass.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
Here, if Man is to maintain himself at all, he must be master of tame animals which can eat the grass, and in turn sustain him.The Unity of Civilization|Various
I placed it on the grass some distance away, while the Emperor followed me, utterly astounded at the discovery.The Secrets of Potsdam|William Le Queux
Now, my beauty, don't spare the grass because it's Government property, and don't go far away.Colonial Born|G. Firth Scott
We sat down on the grass, and, as may be supposed, had a long yarn together.Charley Laurel|W. H. G. Kingston
- to retire (a racehorse)
- informal to retire (a person)
Word Origin for grass
Old English græs, gærs "herb, plant, grass," from Proto-Germanic grasan (cf. Old Norse, Old Saxon, Dutch, Old High German, German, Gothic gras, Swedish gräs), from PIE *ghros- "young shoot, sprout," from root *ghre- "to grow, become green" (related to grow and green).
As a color name (especially grass-green, Old English græsgrene) by c.1300. Sense of "marijuana" is first recorded 1938, American English. Hawaiian grass skirt attested from 1937; keep off the grass by 1850.
In addition to the idioms beginning with grass
- grass is always greener on the other side, the
- grass widow
- don't let the grass grow under one's feet
- put out to grass
- snake in the grass