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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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And Moyes may feel he can't trust Young, particularly in big games, if there is a danger of him getting booked for going to ground too readily and risk getting himself sent off.
The pommel horse specialist, who won Britain's first Olympic medal in 80 years in Beijing, is going to ground in a bid to focus on producing a world-beating performance at the North Greenwich arena during London 2012.
Replays suggested Olsson was already going to ground before any contact was made and Laws said: "When you look at it in the cool light of day it's clear it's not even a penalty.
The midfielder was replaced by Jordon Mutch in the 58th minute after going to ground following a challenge.
Just ten of them marched forwards, however, with one unchanged and the other 19 going to ground.