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grape +‎ vine


grapevine (plural grapevines)

  1. The plant, a vine of genus Vitis, on which grapes grow.
    Synonym: winetree
    Although many grape vines have geographical names, those rarely reflect their real origin, if known at all.
  2. A rumor.
  3. An informal person-to-person means of circulating information or gossip.
    I heard through the grapevine that Jim will be leaving soon.
  4. (skating) A move in which the feet are alternately placed in front of each other, while both remaining on the ice or ground, incorporating half-turns.
  5. (wrestling) A leglock.


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grapevine (third-person singular simple present grapevines, present participle grapevining, simple past and past participle grapevined)

  1. (transitive, wrestling) To restrain in a leglock.