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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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"You wonder what the HET will find out trying to cover ground that should have been covered 35 years ago."
The 14 charges of law violations cover ground that many deputies have long complained about.
Bellos doesn't cover ground that readers will remember from the classroom.
In addition to the proposal, some workers will also get an insurance policy to cover Ground Zero-related illnesses that have not yet developed.
"Officers on bicycles can quickly cover ground that patrol cars can't, especially in parkland on the waggonways and around our busier estates.
. Cover ground under strawberries with straw or matting to protect the ripening fruit from mud and pests..
You can cover ground at a surprising clip and still stay out of sight.
When scrap operations are spread out over several acres, deploying scrap handlers that can cover ground quickly and efficiently improves production measurably.
On the expedition the winner will cover ground in Land Rovers and on foot, looking for tracks, scratch marks and other evidence of leopard presence and interviewing the local people about leopard sightings.
Under the agreement SAS Ground Services would cover ground handling for all Thai Airways International departures.