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Synonyms for ground

Synonyms for ground

that on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests

a basis for an action or a decision

a fact or circumstance that gives logical support to an assertion, claim, or proposal

that which provides a reason or justification

Synonyms for ground

a rational motive for a belief or action

the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

a relation that provides the foundation for something

a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)

the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground

material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused

a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

(art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting

the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

fix firmly and stably


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confine or restrict to the ground

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place or put on the ground

instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

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bring to the ground

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hit or reach the ground

throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

hit a groundball

hit onto the ground

cover with a primer

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connect to a ground

use as a basis for

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References in periodicals archive ?
Ronaldo knocked the ball past the keeper and went round him so there was no point in him going to ground, because he was about to put the ball into an empty net.
Despite scoring both goals in a 2-0 win, Drogba was jeered by his own fans after going to ground following an innocuous looking clash with Manchester City defender Richard Dunne on Saturday.
Drogba, 28, had been criticised for going to ground too easily, and players' chief Gordon Taylor suggested he needs to eradicate this element from his game.
I saw the keeper going to ground so I just took it round him and rolled it in.
The Hibs full-back reckons there was little, if any, difference between the Celtic playmaker going to ground yesterday and Eduardo's decision to hit the turf in last week's Champions League qualifier.
I am looking forward to going to grounds I haven't been able to attend for a while.