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ground

Synonyms of ground in English:

noun

  • 1 she collapsed on the ground
    informal deck
  • 2 the soggy ground
    earth, soil, dirt, clay, loam, turf, clod, sod;
    land, terrain
  • 3 (grounds) the mansion's grounds
    estate, lawn(s), yard(s), gardens, park, parkland, land, acres, property, surroundings, holding, territory
    archaic demesne
  • 4 (grounds) grounds for dismissal
    reason, cause, basis, base, foundation, justification, rationale, argument, premise, occasion, excuse, pretext, motive, motivation
  • 5 (grounds) coffee grounds
    sediment, precipitate, settlings, dregs, lees, deposit, residue
  • verb

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  • 1 the boat grounded on a sandbar
    run aground, run ashore, beach, land
  • 2 an assertion grounded on results of several studies
    base, found, establish, root, build, construct, form
  • 3 they were grounded in classics and history
    familiarize with, acquaint with
  • Phrases

    hold one's ground
    1
    he tried to dissuade me with his negative remarks, but I held my ground
    stand firm, stand fast, make a stand, stick to one's guns, dig in one's heels
    gain ground
    2
    we failed to gain ground in that last campaign
    advance, progress, make headway;
    catch up, close in
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