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grape·vine

 (grāp′vīn′)
n.
1. A vine on which grapes grow.
2. The informal transmission of information, gossip, or rumor from person to person: I heard through the grapevine that she has a new job.
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grapevine

(ˈɡreɪpˌvaɪn)
n
1. (Plants) any of several vitaceous vines of the genus Vitis, esp V. vinifera of E Asia, widely cultivated for its fruit (grapes): family Vitaceae
2. informal an unofficial means of relaying information, esp from person to person
3. (Wrestling) a wrestling hold in which a wrestler entwines his own leg around his opponent's and exerts pressure against various joints
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grape•vine

(ˈgreɪpˌvaɪn)

n.
1. a vine that bears grapes.
2. a person-to-person method of spreading gossip or information.
[1645–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grapevine - gossip spread by spoken communicationgrapevine - gossip spread by spoken communication; "the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth"
scuttlebutt, gossip, comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
2.grapevine - any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
grape - any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
genus Vitis, Vitis - the type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes
fox grape, Vitis labrusca - native grape of northeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties e.g. Concord grapes
muscadine, Vitis rotundifolia - native grape of southeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties
common grape vine, vinifera, vinifera grape, Vitis vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
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grapevine

noun
hear something on the grapevine hear, learn, discover, be told of, pick up, find out about, gather, be informed of, get wind of (informal), hear tell (dialect) He'd doubtless heard rumours on the grapevine.
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Translations
كَرْمَهوَسيلَه لِترويج الإشاعات
šeptandavinná réva
jungletrommervinrankevinstok
viiniköynnös
szájról szájra terjedõ hír
lausafregnir, slúîursagavínviîur
šuškanda

grapevine

[ˈgreɪpvaɪn] N
1. (lit) → vid f, parra f
2. (fig) → teléfono m árabe, radio f macuto (Sp)
I heard it on or through the grapevineme contó un pajarito, me enteré en radio macuto (Sp)
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grapevine

[ˈgreɪpvaɪn] n
(= plant) → vigne f
(= bush telegraph) I heard it on the grapevine → je l'ai appris par le téléphone arabe
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grapevine

[ˈgreɪpˌvaɪn] nvite f
I heard it on the grapevine (fig) → l'ho sentito dire
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grape

(greip) noun
a green or black smooth-skinned eatable berry from which wine is made.
ˈgrapevine noun
1. an informal means of passing news from person to person. I hear through the grapevine that he is leaving.
2. a vine.
sour grapes
saying or pretending that something is not worth having because one cannot obtain it.
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