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noun (es, -)
  1. (context, countable, uncountable) Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem, wrap around it for a distance, and leave, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.
  2. A lawn.
  3. (context, slang, uncountable) marijuana, Marijuana.
  4. (slang) An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.
verb (grass, es)
  1. (transitive) To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
    • 1893, Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Naval Treaty", Norton 2005, p.709:
    • :He flew at me with his knife, and I had to him twice, and got a cut over the knuckles, before I had the upper hand of him.
      1. (context, transitive, or, intransitive, slang) To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.
Etymology: grís, from (Ger.), from the same (PIE.) root as grow and green.


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