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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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Gruff Hughes, deputy general secretary of teachers' union Ucac, said he himself had given ground while he was head teacher at 70-pupil Ysgol Llanfair, in rural Denbighshire, when he feared that losing even a few pupils would tip the school 'over the edge'.
However, the union decided to abandon the strike to recognise that the government had given ground over job security in recent negotiations, reported Reuters.
Neither side appears to have given ground in the dispute, which revolves around a demand that Land Rover pays pounds 61 million to secure a 12-month delivery of chassis for its Discovery model.
The participating companies were given ground rules that not only made provision for length, number of dancers, and elaboration of production (only basic scenery was practicable), but also requested that each troupe provide a world premiere choreographed by a national of the appropriate home company.
Paving the way for stocks that have given ground today is Medtronic (NYSE:MDT).