Definition of ground-in in English:

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1(Of dirt or a stain) deeply embedded and thus difficult to remove: uniforms covered with ground-in dirt
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  • You might want to power wash it to remove the ground-in dirt.
  • Use a power washer to remove the concrete dust and years of ground-in grime.
  • Sandrine's gaze kept wandering back to his hands - wide, capable hands with long slender fingers, still elegant somehow under a ground-in patina of oil and dirt.
1.1(Of a habit or attitude) firmly fixed or established; difficult to change: a ground-in routine, repeated grimly over and over
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  • It will take more than one snowfall to cleanse the ground-in corruption that's revealed when this simpatico police detective investigates the local connections to the murder of a man who owned a trucking company in Lombardy.
  • As with other ground-in habits, I need to identify a way of fixing this flaw, as it is expensive.
  • This idea will challenge Christians to "re-read" their own traditions, their rigid linguistic codes, their ground-in prejudices and practices.

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Syllabification: ground-in

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