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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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Last year Leed started his own production and consulting company, Content Provider, with the goal of breaking new ground developing programming for the Internet generation.
We are breaking new ground with a unique, comprehensive facility that will build vehicles and engines.
This years finalists are transcending barriers and breaking new ground
The Breaking New Ground Resource Center (BNGRC) estimates that there are approximately 4,500-6,500 farm/ranch families with a member with SCI.
Protected Harvest is breaking new ground that will yield great successes for growers and the environment," said Brickey, "but I am looking forward to using my experiences to develop and advocate new policies for the West at this critical time in our region's history.
such as Outlook[TM] and products based on open source and open standards, the company is breaking new ground, giving users a completely new set of choices when it comes to their email and collaboration infrastructure.