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grapevinenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡreɪpˌvɑɪn/
  • grapevine noun [C] (PLANT)

the climbing plant that grapes grow on
(Definition of grapevine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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grapevinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɡreɪpvaɪn/
an informal way in which information is shared in a group of people: We hear on the grapevine that the companies are discussing a merger. For days the scientific grapevine has been buzzing with news of the discovery.
(Definition of grapevine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grapevine”
in Chinese (Simplified) 葡萄藤, 葡萄属植物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 葡萄藤, 葡萄屬植物…
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