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 (grăs′ro͞ots′, -ro͝ots′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. People at a local or low level rather than at the center or upper levels of an organization or movement. Often used with the.
2. The lowest or most basic level of an organization or movement: a campaign that started at the grassroots.

grass′roots′ adj.


People at a local or ordinary level, such as the ordinary members of a political party or the members of an electorate.
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Adj.1.grassroots - fundamental; "the grassroots factor in making the decision"
basic - pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"
2.grassroots - of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental political and economic group; "a grassroots movement for nuclear disarmament"
common - having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"
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I tell you, you can shake it out of the grassroots.
Kenny Saunders, founder of the Save Grassroots Football campaign, has hailed Blues' initiative |
THE deadline of May 26 is fast approaching for the regional nominations for the McDonald's Irish FA Community Awards and one of Northern Ireland's leading Grassroots Development Officers is calling for mums, dads and young players or anyone involved in grassroots football to nominate a club, coach or volunteer for a special award.
28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today CoachArt and Groupon Grassroots (http://grassroots.
CRICKET whites across Cardiff are set to get even whiter as AEG prepares to be bowled over by entries to its 2013 Grassroots cricket campaign, where teams can win new kits, washing machines, and the chance to train at Lord's with their sporting heroes.
Tim has been a volunteer coach at Eagle JFC for the last 11 years and epitomises the hard work that goes into the grassroots game from football coaches up and down the country.
Christ the King is also renowned for its annual football gala day, an event where over 100 grassroots football teams from the local region are invited to take part, with kids of all ages joining in.
He also explains why he is a grassroots football volunteer and why it's so important to recognise the work that they do.
We the media; grassroots journalism by the people, for the people.
Beveridge (R-Indiana) said that the Progressive Party had "grown from the soils of people's hard necessities," the term grassroots describes an initiative driven by the individuals--the roots--of a community to spread awareness and knowledge of an important issue.
As Congress grapples with many challenges and stiff competition for scarce resources in the coming year, it is more important than ever for DAV members to be actively involved in our grassroots lobbying efforts to preserve our rights and ensure our government honors its commitment to disabled veterans.
Complementing this vital one-on-one work of dedicated Lobby Corps volunteers is the online activism of the League's Grassroots Lobby Corps.

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