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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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The band's lead singer Roger Daltrey is producing the movie, which is finally getting off the ground after ten years.
The Hetch Hetchy restoration might be getting off the ground.
Lack of funding prevented this one getting off the ground.
Last year, as the handheld program was just getting off the ground at Kansas' Olathe Northwest and Olathe North high schools, the district purchased eBook Classics for its students.
The decision to participate in the 2004 tournament came late in the process, and thus the program elements and marketing efforts were a little late in getting off the ground.
Previously, Taggart made a similar proposal in Australia a few years ago, but the venture never looked like getting off the ground.
Another valuable program that is getting off the ground as this change takes place is PIMA OnDemand.
Staggering though it is to believe, it seems as if the Valleywood project might just be getting off the ground.
My predecessor had already taught me to enjoy a comfortable reverence for his twin gifts, and all the staff felt quite honored by his longstanding support of the magazine, including his participation as a judge of our annual photo contest, which was just getting off the ground.
She finished her residency in 1977 and found herself increasingly drawn to the field of pain management--a concept that was just getting off the ground.
A jet-powered combat aircraft usually consumes up to one-third of its fuel load just getting off the ground.
What they would be trying to do is show that from 'X' dollars from this grant, that their idea has a chance of getting off the ground.
But they have met with fresh opposition, this time from the Swedish FA, who insist there is no chance of the league getting off the ground.
Meanwhile, Dermot and Jo's romance doesn't seem to be getting off the ground.