Definitions

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  • n. A fire burning over grass or grassland

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An uncontrolled fire in a grassy area.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an uncontrolled fire in a grassy area

Etymologies

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grass +‎ fire

Examples

  • Now, that spark has spread to a grassfire of foreclosure resistance that involves dozens of threatened homes on Bernal Heights alone.

    Stardust: Homes, Not Tents, For Occupy Bernal

  • Havsy baby, baby, baby - I was just playing with The Cheeseburger Gothicus Animus, I did no mean to start a grassfire IN YOUR HAIR.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Let the word go forth from this time and this place.

  • Dish in hand, dripping bubbles of whorling spring colors I watch, breathing in a day unhampered by panes, loose and free as the sunlight, the sweet scent of a grassfire.

    Father and Child

  • Barbecue, a small calf who was the sole survivor of a recent grassfire that claimed fifty thousand acres, earned himself a lifelong dispensation as well as a close and affectionate relationship with the McAllen patriarch.

    One Big Table

  • We're the ones who created the word "codependency" and turned the adult children of alcoholics ACOA movement into a grassfire that changed the face of the mental health field.

    Dr. Tian Dayton: Recovery Movement Grassfires Ignited

  • We're the ones who created the word "codependency" and turned the adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) movement into a grassfire that changed the face of the mental health field.

    Dr. Tian Dayton: Recovery Movement Grassfires Ignited

  • I've been around the country in a number of members 'districts, and I've been watching this grassfire grow all year.

    Steven G. Brant: Why Health Care Reform May Kill the USA

  • A grassfire more than four miles long and four miles wide is burning in Logan County, Oklahoma this morning.

    CNN Transcript Feb 1, 2009

  • Anchors and reporters began allowing precious hours meant for journalism to be filled with helicopter shots of the latest grassfire, traffic jam, or car chase, ala O.J. Anchors and reporters allowed news directors and sales people to dictate their "look."

    Leslie Griffith: Thank You Dan Rather

  • Anchors and reporters agreed to be physically altered in photographs, and airbrushed with make-up like playboy bunnies, as the media corporations ignored the news and invested in High Definition - hoping a grassfire on HD might look like news.

    Leslie Griffith: Thank You Dan Rather

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