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Noun
A solid surface on land
“The wizards vanished and came back with a load of junk metal which they laid on the ground close to Raymond.”
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Organic matter making up the land
“He grabbed her and they fell together on the soft ground surrounding the fountain in the center of the courtyard.”
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Sediment or dregs
“Are used coffee grounds good for your garden and flower beds?”
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An area of (usually open) land
“This was located at the entrance to the festival ground, allowing people to buy snacks and drinks on arrival or on departure.”
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An area where sports events are held
“That day Sunderland faced, on their home ground, before their own baying crowd, three of the most creative talents in English football.”
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(usually "grounds") An area of enclosed land surrounding a large house or other building
“The corporate boardroom was a far cry from the lush green grounds surrounding the manor.”
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(usually "grounds") Factors forming a basis for action or the justification for a belief
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“The grounds for this decision are still hidden, and Western philosophy has not yet taken the trouble to clarify this hidden ground.”
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(usually "grounds") A foundation upon which something is built, literally or figuratively
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“However, there are better theoretical grounds upon which his theory can be constructed.”
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The setting or background against which something is presented or viewed
“The haloed, elongated figure stands against a blue ground in the center of a triple arch.”
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Land with regard to its physical features
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Where something is positioned or located
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An area of ground, typically in a garden, where flowers and plants are grown
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A previous statement or proposition from which another is inferred or follows as a conclusion
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Movement ahead or forward
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A person's social circumstances
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Protection from lightning strike
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An individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
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A person's opinion or point of view
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A field or domain of activity or interest
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A situation or action that tempts someone to do something or makes a particular outcome likely
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An assertion, especially one maintained in argument
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An example or single occurrence of something
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Those from which anything proceeds
Verb
To land on solid ground (after being in the water or air)
“He would pilot it south to a marsh area called Sumerled, where they would ground the boat and set fire to it.”
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To provide a basis for
“Riemann feels a strong compulsion to ground his theories in the basic facts of the musical material.”
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To provide an educational or philosophical foundation for
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“She spends much time with the Benedictines who ground her in their spiritual disciplines and teachings.”
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To provide a substantiation or justification for
“And on what evidence, pray tell, do you ground these heinous accusations?”
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To punish through confinement or deprivation, especially a child or teenager
“If Henry left a room looking like that, he thought, his mother would ground him for at least one weekend, maybe even two.”
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To prohibit or prevent (a pilot or an aircraft) from flying
“The move comes three weeks after the airline was forced to ground its aircraft due to a dispute over leasing payments.”
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To knock down (a person)
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To place, lay or set firmly in surrounding matter
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To move something to a lower level
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To be dependent or contingent on
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To go ashore, especially from a vessel
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To consider to be true without evidence
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To fall down or to a lower level, especially abruptly
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Past tense for to crush into fine particles
“As you grind the herbs in your mortar and pestle, and then mix them with the oils, focus on the goal you desire.”
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Past tense for to crush into a soft, wet, shapeless, and pulpy mass
“Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and grind them into a sauce.”
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Past tense for to cause to become sharp or sharper
“He used a stone to grind the blade until it had a silvery edge to it.”
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Past tense for to smooth by rubbing or applying friction
“If we grind and polish a surface of mother-of-pearl obliquely to the strata of which it is composed, we shall find it impossible to produce a perfectly flat surface.”
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Past tense for to rub or scrape through the application of friction
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“Heavy pressure causes the stone to grind the surface of the instrument more quickly and may shorten the instrument's life unnecessarily.”
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Past tense for to rub, or cause to rub, together gratingly
“Where these plates meet, they grind together, creating earthquakes.”
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Past tense for to exert effort or labor on a task
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“He was a civil servants' delight, dealing easily with a mass of papers where other men would have had to grind through them laboriously.”
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Past tense for to move or proceed awkwardly or with much difficulty
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“Three-wheeled beach vans selling everything from cigarettes to cakes grind their way through the sand.”
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Past tense for to cause to be troubled or perturbed
“Though his disability checks would provide him enough money to survive, the inactivity and dependency really began to grind on Marlon.”
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Past tense for to engage in carnal activity
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Past tense for to masticate (food, or the cud)
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Past tense for to persevere or continue with a task or stance despite it being menial, difficult, or boring
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Past tense for to chop or cut into very small pieces
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Past tense for to have an unpleasant or disturbing effect
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Past tense for to acquire new information or skill
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Past tense for to work diligently by artificial light
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Past tense for to simulate sexual intercourse without the genitalia directly touching, i
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Past tense for to remain in existence, or in the same state, indefinitely or for an extended period
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Past tense for have a strong emotional effect on
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Past tense for to quiver or vibrate due to being shaken or struck
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Past tense for to strike or collide with a loud noise
Adjective
Having a sharp or pointed edge
“Therefore, each time a chipped stone ax contacts a tree, it penetrates deeper and does more damage than does a ground ax.”
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Having been crushed or minced
“In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no pink remains.”
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Farthest down
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Formed into, or composed of granules
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Having a bevel, especially at an edge
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Shiny as a result of being rubbed
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Offering or constituting the minimum required without elaboration or luxury
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