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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Sunday's stop-off in Cardiff will be something of a trip down memory lane for Rob, who studied astro physics at Cardiff University around the time Supergrass were born.
But it has a good energy, a heady style and a first-rate soundtrack featuring bands like the Hives, Supergrass and the Jam.
I did clock Danny Goffey from Supergrass though, straight away.
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Collins turned supergrass but then changed his mind and walked free from Belfast Crown Court.
This year's line-up has now been finalised, with the likes of Supergrass and Midge Ure, making his first appearance, added to the mix.
POPULAR rockers Supergrass have been announced as the headliners of a major Teesside music festival.
BANDS sometimes cancel concerts for the flimsiest of reasons, but Supergrass had a more than adequate excuse when they pulled out of their scheduled dates last September.
Docu-drama tracing the emergence of the supergrass system in 1972 and its infamous characters, including Bertie Smalls, (Jonathan Coyne, left) the first informer who shopped hundreds of associates.
FEATURING interviews with some of the most notorious criminals and coppers of an infamous era, this docu-drama traces the emergence of the supergrass system in 1972 through its heyday years.
More than 10 years after blasting onto the music scene with the chirpy Alright, Supergrass have turned a corner and created a dark album, Road to Rouen.
After last year's Greatest Hits album - which usually means a split is imminent - fans feared Supergrass were at an end.