Grapevine meaning

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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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The definition of grapevine is an expression that is defined as the rumor mill through which gossip and unofficial information is spread, or to the vines on which grapes grow.

When you hear from a friend-of-a-friend that your neighbor might be getting divorced, this is an example of a situation where you hear the news through the grapevine.

A woody vine that bears grapes is an example of a grapevine.

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Any of the woody vines that bear grapes.
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A secret means of spreading or receiving information; also, the spreading of news or gossip from one person to another.
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(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.
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The plant, a vine of genus Vitis, on which grapes grow.

Although many grape vines have geographical names, those rarely reflect their real origin, if known at all.

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An informal person-to-person means of circulating information or gossip.

I heard through the grapevine that Jim will be leaving soon.

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A vine on which grapes grow.
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Origin of grapevine