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  • use as a basis for; found on
    • base a claim on some observation
  • connect to a ground
    • ground the electrical connections for safety reasons
  • cover with a primer; apply a primer to
  • hit onto the ground
  • hit a groundball
    • he grounded to the second baseman
  • throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
  • hit or reach the ground
  • bring to the ground
    • the storm grounded the ship
  • instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
  • place or put on the ground
  • confine or restrict to the ground
    • After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot
  • fix firmly and stably
    • anchor the lamppost in concrete
  • the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
  • (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
  • a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
  • a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
  • material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil
  • the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
    • he posed her against a background of rolling hills
  • a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
    • they gained ground step by step
    • they fought to regain the lost ground
  • a relation that provides the foundation for something
    • they were on a friendly footing
    • he worked on an interim basis
  • the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    • they dug into the earth outside the church
  • a rational motive for a belief or action
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration
  • the solid part of the earth's surface
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
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