Meaning of GRASS in English

GRASS

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

artificial grass

artificial grass tennis courts

dry grass

There had been no rain and the grass was very dry.

grass court

grass roots

We are hoping for full participation at grass roots level.

grass seed

You can sprinkle grass seed over any gaps in the lawn.

grass snake

lemon grass

pampas grass

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

coarse

Conversion to grassland also explains much of the loss of healthy shrubs, coarse grasses , cotton grass and rushes.

There was no food but coarse grass and even the grass was mixed with bitter rushes and docks.

Inland, the hills were fixed now under their carpet of coarse heath grass , gorse and small flowers.

He wanted to idle along the embankments and see the flowers growing in the coarse grass .

They came out of the wood into a bare field where coarse grass lapped limply around their ankles.

It was sewn with coarse grass and carefully mended with leather patches stitched on with the same coarse grass.

The only vegetation was scrubby trees and patches of coarse grass .

dry

Lastly, put some dry leaves and grasses into the box, filling it about a quarter full.

The prairie seed mix was dry and fluffy-like grass seed.

The wind scored shivering channels through the ling and bilberries, the growth of fine, dry grass .

A flame leapt out unexpectedly, caught on some dry grass , and raced across a half-dead meadow with frightening speed.

He was magnificent, larger even than I had expected, looking almost red against the pale dry grass .

At the top of the banks some thin, dry grass clung to life.

Evening had begun to settle down, and he was walking along a narrow path of dry grass , towards the buildings.

Some dry leaves or grass scattered at the base of the pit will provide the ferret with some comfort.

green

The green little grasses now tenderly wave O'er the green little chemist's green little grave.

It is exhilarating, like the first glimpse of green grass when entering a baseball stadium.

The warriors always accompany them when they must travel long distances to find green grass .

The tree limbs were covered with leaves and the green grass cushioned the sapphire blue of the sky.

Their presence, particularly under a lawn, is betrayed by the worm casts which are easily spotted between the green grass .

All eyes and ears for greener grass .

long

Lopped off brambles lay around and the long grass was all trampled.

The cat was creeping stealthily through a patch of long grass towards the foot of the largest tree.

I sat on it and smoked a cigarette before falling asleep in the long grass .

It's water-resistance had a fair testing in long wet grass and stream wading.

This one had not bloomed and its flat spread of leaves was almost hidden under the long grass .

There was a sudden flurry in the long grass .

Bigwig and Hawkbit chased each other through the long grass .

I am here, Lord Frith, I am running through the long grass .

rough

Now they were stumbling into the front row of people, on to rough grass .

He'd got a small garden fork and he started taking out rough bits of grass from the edge of the drive.

Dougal stepped softly over the rough grass towards the gazebo.

The road, which was narrow, was separated from a low cliff by a stretch of rough grass .

Chill softness brushed his back as he slid into the rough grass .

Good for utility lawns and keeping rough grass under control.

I thrust into rough grass and smoothly penetrated your loamy depths.

short

This is a large species of eagle owl, hunting the large gerbil that lives on the short grass plains of Serengeti.

Outside, as we drank, the animals grazed in the short grass that blanketed the hills.

There was shorter grass up here, and the ground curved -.

He admired the sycamores, rising like important ideas from pedestrian plots of short grass .

Clippings are easily collected, but these mowers only work efficiently on reasonably short grass .

Just little puffs of sand in the short grass .

The box can be left off when cutting short grass , so that clippings mulch the lawn.

Tired of it all, he sat down on the thin, wet, short grass .

tall

Water trickled from the brown earth near the roots of the bush and traced a dark line through the tall grass .

Weedy thickets and tall grass grew under occasional trees.

Gazzer crawled up the bank and lay down in the tall grass , pole-axed by fatigue.

Miguel drove into the tall grass with a loud crunch.

The tall , tough grass that covered them ruffled and flattened with the wind, like a cat's fur being stroked.

We thought the nice tall , soft grass behind the berm would be a good place to sleep.

A cricket chirruped suddenly in the tall grass by his ear.

Next to the cemetery was a large pond covered with moss and tall grass crowned with silver blossoms.

wet

The wet grass glittered and near-by a nut-tree sparkled iridescent, winking and gleaming as its branches moved in the light wind.

His foot slipped on the wet grass and he fell.

It slithered for a few feet on the wet grass .

Bigwig jumped down from the bank into the field and ran in a long curve across the wet grass .

Presently she heard footsteps slipping on the wet grass , and then one of the doors groaned open.

She clasped it, landing at the foot of the dune with her face in the wet grass .

Finlayson half-turned, ducked under the flying bottle, slipped on the wet grass , and fell.

It's water-resistance had a fair testing in long wet grass and stream wading.

■ NOUN

court

The Wimbledon champion has accepted a wild card entry for the grass court event in Halle.

Summer approaches and with it comes the summer grass court season, your chance to see the best players in the world.

lemon

These have a full complement of hot peppers, lime and lemon grass , as well as rich coconut milk or coconut itself.

snake

Although I've been looking out for grass snakes , I haven't found one since moving here until today.

A grass snake swimming obligingly from island to bank in full view of watchers.

verge

Then the vans were manoeuvred on to the grass verge so that the new vehicle could come by.

He thought he must have passed out on the grass verge .

The accident happened on a busy dual carriageway when the transporter hit a grass verge and landed on top of one of the cars.

It hit a grass verge and virtually took off.

The man was standing on the grass verge watching her.

Often it was not, and the grass verge was very much wider on one side than the other.

A battalion of infantry that was marching towards the cabriolet shuffled on to the grass verge .

The car lurched to the right, mounted the grass verge , and ploughed through the safety barrier.

■ VERB

cover

The floor was undulating, covered in grass and a few patches of exposed rock.

My unit was in a large field covered mostly with elephant grass .

If such soil as this is covered in grass , after a few years of grazing it degrades into desert.

Twenty-foot drifts filled the valleys and swales, covering whatever frozen grass was left to eat.

The valley from the hill to the massif was all flat plains covered with elephant grass .

Riker flew to the lone hill covered with tall brown grass and a few small trees.

For the most part, the land was covered with grass .

cut

The object was further testing of the radiometer using different illumination levels and cut grass subjects.

Mulchers cut and recut the grass clippings so that they virtually disappear within the lawn.

You ask me to cut grass and make hay and sell it and be rich like white men.

The lawn had been freshly cut , some grass raked into piles on the front walk.

We cut grass with a ride-on mower and dead head if not growing for seed.

Quentin Featherston cut the grass of the rectory lawns again.

We won't be able to cut the grass the week after next, as I'd hoped.

eat

Cattle eat grass , and might therefore be thought of as enemies of grass.

Horses and donkeys eat grass and roots, which we have: tractors eat petrol, which we don't have.

Grazing cattle and sheep eat contaminated grass and plants, while fish eat plankton that has already consumed dioxin-covered microscopic particles.

And please keep your butties to yourself and let the sheep eat grass as nature intended.

A large carthorse stood drowsily eating something in the grass .

Zulfikar Bhutto vowed that if necessary his country would eat grass to build its own bomb.

And the fox and the rabbit were friends and they both ate grass .

Then they became bored, and went back to eating the grass .

grow

He wanted to idle along the embankments and see the flowers growing in the coarse grass .

You get a little extra for irrigation and you can grow some grass on it.

Plead for their help in working out how to grow grass successfully.

We let the day grow old along the grass .

How do rainfall and the height of land seem to affect the choice of areas where farmers grow grass ?

lie

A broken-off piece of castle lay in the grass nearby.

I lay down on the grass .

Creed tripped over something lying in the grass and even his head-over-heels tumble seemed lazy and unreal.

I felt so bad for this human being lying there in the grass with his life ebbing from him.

She lay on the grass , beside him, and looked up at the blue sky.

I was lying in the grass in front of the house.

I saw him lying in the grass with a set-square and pencil.

When it was hot, we all lay around in the grass and talked about stuff.

play

That's a real professional, a player who plays all surfaces: grass , clay, hard courts.

Little kids as barefoot as any in 1840 played in the trodden-down grass .

They used to play on grass .

He was forbidden to play on the grass .

An assortment of small children played around the signs that asked them not to play on the grass .

sit

When the trench was completed Willie sat on the grass to watch the others fix the Anderson shelter inside it.

I sat down on the grass and just started looking around.

I saw them there, and they sat on the grass , and the day was white, and they disappeared.

We were embarrassing each other, so we stopped talking and sat on the sandy grass and smoked a cigarette.

He sits on the grass lacing stiff boots into a wreath of effort and breath.

I sit in the grass at the side of the track, rubbing the skinned ankle.

Setting his spear aside, he sat down on the grass .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

blade of grass

And when he looked at the blades of grass he saw that they were only blades of grass.

But every drop that fell contained the promise of another leaf, another blossom, another blade of grass in the spring.

Similar lumps had been spread there before, and showed as bleached-out mounds through which a few blades of grass grew.

The larvae of red worms crawl up the blades of grass and are eaten by horses.

There was not a breath of wind blowing, and not a leaf or blade of grass stirred.

They had stripped the lower forest of anything resembling a leaf or blade of grass.

new-mown hay/grass etc

the grass roots

a grassroots campaign

The decisions were taken by the party leadership without consulting the grass roots.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I wouldn't inform on you -- I'm no grass .

Please keep off the grass .

wild grasses

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Bulbs for naturalising in grass are usually sold in bulk, sometimes in mixtures.

Early next morning, before breakfast, they crossed the grass leaving a dark trail of foot prints in the dew.

Grama grasses are what the fifty million buffalo ate.

I sat down in the long grass , puzzled to understand my weakness.

Others were milling around on the grass to no apparent purpose.

There was shorter grass up here, and the ground curved -.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

over

Apple trees require plenty of potash and nitrogen, especially if the area is grassed over .

Tidy up: A demolition site in a Wear Valley village is to be tidied and grassed over .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

blade of grass

And when he looked at the blades of grass he saw that they were only blades of grass.

But every drop that fell contained the promise of another leaf, another blossom, another blade of grass in the spring.

Similar lumps had been spread there before, and showed as bleached-out mounds through which a few blades of grass grew.

The larvae of red worms crawl up the blades of grass and are eaten by horses.

There was not a breath of wind blowing, and not a leaf or blade of grass stirred.

They had stripped the lower forest of anything resembling a leaf or blade of grass.

the grass roots

a grassroots campaign

The decisions were taken by the party leadership without consulting the grass roots.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I don't trust her -- what if she grasses us up?

You grassed on us to save your own life.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Apple trees require plenty of potash and nitrogen, especially if the area is grassed over.

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