supergrass


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supergrass

(ˈsuːpəˌɡrɑːs)
n
(Law) an informer whose information implicates a large number of people in terrorist activities or other major crimes
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Noun1.supergrass - a police informer who implicates many people
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
betrayer, blabber, informer, squealer, rat - one who reveals confidential information in return for money
Translations

supergrass

[ˈsuːpəgrɑːs] N (Brit) → soplón/ona m/f

supergrass

[ˈsuːpəˌgrɑːs] npentito/a
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THERE would surely need to be a raft of prosecutions on the back of supergrass Gary Heggarty's evidence if he walks free from court after admitting 200 offences, five of them murders.
GAZ Coombes (pictured), best known as the guitarist and lead singer of alternative rock band Supergrass, is heading to Warwickshire.
review Gaz Coombes at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff ' With a voice and set-of sideburns synonymous with raucous rock 'n' Britpop band Supergrass, Gaz Coombes' solo show is not so much a departure from the quality of having the full nineties package, but a luxury extension of their brilliant musical talent.
And, just as every spotty Herbert turns into an adult, Supergrass would spend the next 17 years evolving into mature and thoughtful songwriters - despite the impetuous ghost of Alright continuing to haunt them like an incriminating Polaroid of some embarrassing adolescent tryst.
AS THE frontman of Supergrass, Gaz Coombes always cut an iconic figure.
The one-time loyalist terror boss was ordered back to Northern Ireland from a secret bolthole in Britain to be ready for Tuesday's supergrass trial in 25 years.
A HUDDERSFIELD criminal executed the wrong man in a botched gangland killing - and then turned supergrass.
The figures come just weeks after detectives used a drug-dealing supergrass in an effort to convict feared Tyneside hardman John Henry Sayers for masterminding a jury nobbling plot.
Summary: Rock band Supergrass are to split after 17 years following a series of summer shows.
LONDON: British band Supergrass, which had hits in the 1990s with singles "Alright" and "Richard III," announced on Monday it had split.
WHEN Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey of Supergrass bumped into top producer Nigel Godrich at a gig, he made them an offer they couldn't refuse.