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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 ?
Osman perhaps should not have been allowed to make his way into the penalty area unchallenged, but as Wes Brown and Lee Cattermole closed, he went to ground and Webb, having taken his time, pointed to the spot.
Lyons went to ground after Carroll was gunned down in an Asda car park in Robroyston, near Glasgow, last year.
After he was charged and then cleared of two counts of sexual assault, his TV career was destroyed and he went to ground in Scotland.
Trinidad stayed in New York, went to ground zero and helped feed firefighters, all the while absorbing the surrounding grief.
Television replays appeared to show former Sunderland man Rae motioning with his head towards the face of Dickov, who had a cut on his forehead, and then went to ground as if he had been poleaxed.
Kaveh thinking he'd also been shelled went to ground in front of the car to try and take cover.
The dad of one, who now plays for London GAA, went to ground after the graphic images were shared across social netwoking sites.