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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 ?
He could have gone to ground but he didn't, and instead he put the ball in the net.
The man who wants to claim the middle ground in Irish politics has gone to ground and has hardly been seen in a month.
Fugitive Ian Griffin had gone to ground with police forces in two countries on his tail after Polish millionairess Kinga Legg, 36, was found battered to death in a Paris hotel.
Christian is a clever player, and has gone to ground very easily.
GONE TO GROUND by John Harvey (William Heinemann pounds 12.
Coach Otto Baric and his men are not exactly getting solid support from their compatriots - Croatia's prime minister Ivo Sanader described the France game as "mission impossible" while Baric has gone to ground after being criticised by Miroslav Blazevic, the coach who took the Croats within a whisker of the biggest game on the planet six years ago.
MILLTOWN killer Michael Stone has gone to ground in France in fear of his life.
McGartland, 29, was blasted seven times at close range as he sat in the back garden of his terraced house in an English seaside town where he had gone to ground in fear of his life.