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grass roots

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  1. grass rootsnoun

    the essential foundation or source

    "the problem was attacked at the grass roots"

  2. grass rootsnoun

    the common people at a local level (as distinguished from the centers of political activity)


  1. grass rootsnoun

    People and society at the local level rather than at the national centre of political activity

  2. grass rootsnoun

    The essential foundation or source of something


  1. grass roots

    Grassroots generally refers to the most basic or fundamental level of an organization, movement, or society. It's often used to describe initiatives that are driven by the community, with individuals at the local level driving public opinion, change or development, rather than leaders or elites. The grassroots level is characterized by its inclusivity, participatory nature, and bottom-up approach.


  1. Grass Roots

    Grass Roots is an Australian television series produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation between 2000 and 2003. The series is set around the fictional Arcadia Waters Council near Sydney, and was primarily a satirical look at the machinations of local government. It was written by Geoffrey Atherden. Part of the series was filmed in the inner west Sydney suburb of Concord. Many external shots of Arcadia waters Council chambers used Concord Council Chambers as a setting and as was other various locations around Concord, particularly in the shopping centre and cafes in Majors Bay Road. Beach scenes were filmed at Mona Vale, New South Wales on Sydney's northern beaches, while the location "Cemetery Point" was filmed at the Mona Vale headland reserve.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grass roots in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grass roots in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of grass roots in a Sentence

  1. Masahiko Shibayama:

    Japan-South Korea relations are in a tough spot and deepening exchanges at the grass-roots level through cooperation in the cultural field will help improve relations.

  2. Carolyn McLarty:

    We stand behind him as the RNC. We represent the grass roots from across the country, and with all the media and attacks and things that have been going on, it was time for us to stand up and say we support you, you're doing a good job.

  3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    Someone like Rahm Emanuel would be a pretty divisive pick, and it would signal, I think, a hostile approach to the grass-roots and the progressive wing of the party.

  4. Fox News/Charles Creitz:

    This is what's bringing people together in suburban areas and metropolitans and in rural areas. This is part of the call of what we're finding through the grass roots that people respect other people's rights and the Republican Party continues to respect the parents' rights….

  5. Environmental Protection Agency:

    Under the Antideficiency Act, EPA must conduct an internal investigation and identify the persons responsible, however, EPA is dismissive of GAO’s legal decision. In fact, even though GAO issued its legal decision on December 14, EPA has not removed from its website the messages that GAO found to be covert propaganda and grass roots lobbying.

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