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grass-roots

[ˈgrɑːsˈruːts] ADJ [movement] → de base; [support, opinion] → de las bases
grass-roots politicspolítica f donde se trata de los problemas corrientes de la gente
see also grass B
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Not till I came to Shamlegh could I meditate upon the Cause of Things, or trace the running grass-roots of Evil.
THE Tories have been accused of hypocrisy for boasting of new grass-roots support while relying on cash from City fat cats.
WITH the country in such a negative economic position that shows no signs of change and where youth unemployment is the most deplorable in modern times and getting worse, several grass-roots businessmen in Yorkshire who have built up considerable wealth over the last 45 years have decided to create an 'independent' advisory body to advise budding grass-roots businesses.
THE Welsh Rugby Union has made pounds 1m available to invest in a major new initiative to develop grass-roots community rugby across Wales.
This money will be used to fund equipment for more than 300 Welsh clubs based upon a points system which rewards one of the WRU's strategic aims of increasing participation in rugby at all levels in the grass-roots and community game.
One of the most pleasing aspects of the event is seeing the interaction between these footballing heroes and the people who are running the game at grass-roots level.
It's criminal that the smaller lubs cannot make the moneey that pushes our game forward at grass-roots level.
is trying to limit grass-roots activism by labeling it as "lobbying.
Niello is also one of several legislators who have engaged in grass-roots activities to fight financial illiteracy.
The proliferation of grass-roots campaigns has led to some high-profile disillusionment with certain techniques, especially "astroturfing," or using a firm to buy or build quickie coalitions and to generate huge amounts of mail or phone calls on an issue.
But the fear is that this scattershot approach doesn't provide the groups with the grass-roots firepower -- or the big funding -- needed to move their agenda.