grass

grass
grass1 [ græs ] noun ***
1. ) uncount a very common plant with thin green leaves that covers the ground. A single piece of grass is called a blade of grass:
Stephen was lying full length on the grass.
We should cut the grass before it starts raining.
a ) count a particular type of grass:
tall flowering grasses
b ) uncount a tennis court made of grass:
He has proved he can play on grass.
c ) only before noun covered with or made of grass:
a grass skirt
2. ) uncount INFORMAL MARIJUANA in the form of leaves or flowering buds
3. ) count BRITISH INFORMAL a person, usually a criminal, who tells the police what other criminals have done: INFORMER
the grass is (always) greener on the other side
life seems better somewhere else, or other people's situations seem better than your own
not let the grass grow under your feet
to start doing something without wasting time
put someone out to grass INFORMAL
to force someone to leave a job because they are old and no longer useful
grass
grass 2 [ græs ] verb intransitive BRITISH INFORMAL
to tell someone in authority, especially the police, about something bad that someone else has done
,grass `over phrasal verb transitive
to cover an area of ground with grass
,grass `up phrasal verb transitive BRITISH INFORMAL
to tell someone in authority, especially the police, about something bad that someone else has done:
You wouldn't grass up an old mate, would you?
Who grassed him up to the police?

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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