[ gras, grahs ]
/ græs, grɑs /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to feed on growing grass; graze.
to produce grass; become covered with grass.



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Idioms for grass

    go to grass, to retire from one's occupation or profession: Many executives lack a sense of purpose after they have gone to grass.
    let the grass grow under one's feet, to delay action, progress, etc.; become slack in one's efforts.

Origin of grass

before 900; Middle English gras,Old English græs; cognate with Dutch, German, Old Norse, Gothic gras; akin to grow, green

Definition for grass (2 of 2)

[ grahs; German grahs ]
/ grɑs; German grɑs /


Gün·ter (Wil·helm) [goon-ter -wil-helm; German gyn-tuhr -vil-helm], /ˈgʊn tər ˈwɪl hɛlm; German ˈgün tər ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1927–2015, German novelist, poet, and playwright.
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British Dictionary definitions for grass (1 of 2)

/ (ɡrɑːs) /



See also grass up
grassless, adjectivegrasslike, adjective
Old English græs; related to Old Norse, Gothic, Old High German gras, Middle High German gruose sap

British Dictionary definitions for grass (2 of 2)

/ (German ɡras) /


Günter (Wilhelm) (ˈɡyntər). born 1927, German novelist, dramatist, and poet. His novels include The Tin Drum (1959), Dog Years (1963), The Rat (1986), Crabwalk (2002), and Peeling the Onion (2007). Nobel prize for literature 1999
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Scientific definitions for grass

[ grăs ]

Any of a large family (Gramineae or Poaceae) of monocotyledonous plants having narrow leaves, hollow stems, and clusters of very small, usually wind-pollinated flowers. Grasses include many varieties of plants grown for food, fodder, and ground cover. Wheat, maize, sugar cane, and bamboo are grasses. See more at leaf.
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Idioms and Phrases with grass


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