Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “hear (sth) on/through the grapevine”

hear (sth) on/through the grapevine

to hear news from someone who heard the news from someone else: I heard on the grapevine that he was leaving - is it true?Gossip and rumour
(Definition of hear (sth) on/through the grapevine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “hear (sth) on/through the grapevine”

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More