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 grassing
Grassing is simply the use of grass or any similar material for the same purpose.
This bleaching was called crofting in England, and grassing in America.Home Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle
Grassing intervenes between each turn, and in some instances the pieces are rubbed before the last soda boil.
There were three methods of accomplishing this work, which in our camp were technically known as sanding, grassing and washing.
- 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