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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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Bacco, which replaced La Scala Presto as the bottom-floor tenant of the Disney Channel building, has been slow getting off the ground.
Coast FA General Secretary Trefor Lloyd Hughes said: ``Women's football is getting off the ground in these parts, with the introduction of the first women's cup competition right now,and the next step of having a league.
It is wonderful that Magma is getting off the ground with artists of the quality of Jaki Graham,' said Mr Loy.
His kicking was way off target all match, the first attempt hardly getting off the ground.
We know this is what they wanted and we're thrilled to see it getting off the ground at last.
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In a market dominated by major media companies, new networks continue to have a difficult time getting off the ground.
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After 10 years of wrangling, a remake of the 1939 weepie The Women could finally be getting off the ground.
Marcellin believes Moser is capable of competing in a professional women's soccer league, which is supposed to be getting off the ground in the next two years.
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Of course, much will depend on Scotland avoiding another embarrassment against the powerful Romanians a Hampden next week if the song is going to have any chance of getting off the ground.
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We are very pleased that the program is now getting off the ground with expectations that large numbers of participants are eager to become certified worldwide," said Mitsuru Chikamori, President of UML Technology Institute Co.