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Old English grund
- The surface of the Earth.
- Soil, earth.
- The worm crawls through the ground.
- The bottom of a body of water.
- Basis, foundation, groundwork, legwork.
- Background, context, framework, surroundings.
- A soccer stadium.
- Manchester United's ground is known as Old Trafford.
- (US) An electrical conductor connected to the ground.
- The British equivalent is earth.
- (US) A level of electrical potential used as a zero reference.
- (cricket) The area of grass on which a match is played (a cricket field); the entire arena in which it is played; that part of the field behind a batsman's popping crease where he can not be run out (hence to make one's ground)
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Third person singular
- To connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground.
- (transitive) To require a disobedient child to remain at home or refrain from other privileges such as uses of the Internet, phone, TV, or music, usually as a punishment.
- The teenager's father decided to ground him for two weeks after he broke curfew again.
- (transitive) To forbid (an aircraft or pilot) to fly.
- Because of the bad weather, all flights were grounded.
- (baseball) to hit a ground ball; to hit a ground ball which results in an out. Compare fly (verb(regular)) and line (verb).
- Jones grounded to second in his last at-bat.
- (cricket) (of a batsman) to place his bat, or part of his body, on the ground behind the popping crease so as not to be run out
- Simple past tense and past participle of grind.
- I ground the coffee up nicely.
Adjectiveground (not comparable)
- Crushed, or reduced to small particles.
- ground mustard seed
- Processed by grinding.
- lenses of ground glass
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