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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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Jayson Werth struck out, Antonio Perez was hit by a pitch to score a run and then Jason Phillips struck out and Weaver grounded out to squander an excellent opportunity and leave the score 4-1.
He caught another popup later in the game and grounded out and struck out in his final two at-bats.
After Beltre's home run tied the game in the seventh, the Dodgers had a chance to take the lead when Encarnacion singled and Ventura walked, but Alex Cora grounded out to end the inning.
Cesar Izturis singled and stole second with one out in the first, but Bradley struck out swinging and Shawn Green grounded out to end the inning.
With runners on the corners with one out in the third, Cesar Izturis struck out and Shawn Green grounded out to first base.