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grass roots

pl n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the ordinary people as distinct from the active leadership of a party or organization: used esp of the rank-and-file members of a political party, or of the voters themselves
b. (as modifier): the newly elected MP expressed a wish for greater contact with people at grass-roots level.
2. the origin or essentials
[C20: sense 1 originally US, with reference to rural areas in contrast to the towns]

grass′ roots′


n.
(used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. ordinary citizens, esp. as contrasted with the leadership or elite.
2. the people inhabiting these areas, esp. as a political, social, or economic group.
3. the origin or basis of something.
grass′-roots′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grass roots - the essential foundation or source; "the problem was attacked at the grass roots"
foundation - the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections"
2.grass roots - the common people at a local level (as distinguished from the centers of political activity)
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
common people, folk, folks - people in general (often used in the plural); "they're just country folk"; "folks around here drink moonshine"; "the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"
Translations

grass roots

npl (fig) → base f
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