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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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Around 500 residents pay up to pounds 1,000 each year to London-based Trinity Estates to cover ground rent and maintenance of communal areas.
His ability to cover ground and close down opponents may be a key in what is sure to be a difficult night for Rangers.
A spokesman said: "It is important to stress that a shotgun will probably be ineffective against the cat, which can cover ground very quickly.
These claims were acquired by staking, and cover ground considered to be highly favourable for gold exploration.
As our route curves gently to the right the Churchill Playing Fields cover ground on our left and we follow Hartley Avenue as far as the junction with Marine Avenue.
The increased pulses per revolution (PPR) allows Sniper(TM) Boomslang(TM) 2100 to cover ground faster and more precisely than standard mice.
Remove turf, cover ground with black polythene and gravel to prevent weeds growing.
The new leases cover ground to the south and southwest of the Sunshine and Bunker Hill mines, as well as west of Bunker Hill and south of the Page Mine.
Crunch talks aimed at agreeing emergency cover ground to a halt yesterday without any progress as union leader Liam Doran warned Health Minister Brian Cowen to prepare for a long strike.
This work will cover ground with similar geological setting as Cyprus' Fenelon A property and also Placer Dome's Detour Lake Mine located 55 kilometres to the west.
Work for Air Force to Cover Grounds Maintenance, Pest Management