There are 4 translations of ground in Spanish:

ground1

Pronunciation: /graʊnd/

n

  • 1 u (land, terrain) terreno (m) marshy ground terreno pantanoso high ground terreno elevado a patch of ground un área de terreno to be on dangerous o slippery ground pisar terreno peligroso to be on one's own ground estar* en lo suyo to be on safe o firm o solid ground pisar terreno firme once he began talking about architecture, he was obviously on firmer ground se notó que estaba más seguro de lo que decía cuando empezó a hablar de arquitectura to be sure of one's ground saber* qué terreno se pisa to change o shift one's ground cambiar de postura to fall on stony ground caer* en saco roto to gain/lose ground ganar/perder* terreno the Republicans have managed to regain ground lost in previous elections los republicanos han logrado recuperar el terreno perdido en elecciones anteriores the treatment is gaining ground in the medical world el tratamiento está ganando adeptos entre los médicos to give ground (in argument) ceder terreno (in battle) replegarse*, ceder terreno to make ground [Sport] acortar distancias to stand/hold one's ground (in argument) mantenerse* firme, no ceder terreno (in battle) no ceder terreno
  • 3 u (surface of the earth) suelo (m); (soil) tierra (f) we sat on the ground nos sentamos en el suelo the ground was too hard to dig la tierra estaba demasiado dura para cavar the eagle was soaring high above the ground el águila volaba a gran altura the rail link runs below ground el enlace ferroviario es subterráneo as soon as we got above ground en cuanto salimos a la superficie the ball ran along the ground la pelota rodó por el suelo to fall/drop to the ground caer* al suelo to crash to the ground estrellarse contra el suelo the house burned to the ground la casa quedó reducida a cenizas the village was razed to the ground el pueblo fue arrasado totalmente the pilot was waiting for intructions from the ground el piloto estaba a la espera de instrucciones de tierra I wished the ground would open up and swallow me hubiera querido que la tierra me tragara, pensé 'tierra, trágame' from the ground up radicalmente on the ground (BrE) sobre el terreno thick/thin on the ground (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] celebrities were thick on the ground at the première había muchos famosos en el estreno orders have been very thin on the ground recently últimamente han escaseado mucho los pedidos or ha habido muy pocos pedidos to break new o fresh ground abrir* nuevos caminos to cut the ground from under sb/sb's feet his evidence cut the ground from under the prosecuting lawyer's feet sus declaraciones echaron por tierra el argumento del fiscal his sudden change of mind cut the ground from under me su inesperado cambio de opinión echó por tierra todos mis planes to get off the ground [plan/project] llegar* a concretarse it was a long time before the talks got off the ground pasó mucho tiempo antes de que las conversaciones empezaran a encaminarse to go to ground (BrE) [fugitive] esconderse [fox] meterse en la madriguera to prepare the ground for sth preparar el terreno para algo to run sb/sth to ground dar* con algo/algn to run o work oneself into the ground you're working yourself into the ground te estás dejando el pellejo en el trabajo [familiar/colloquial] to suit sb down to the ground [colloquial/familiar] she said she wasn't going, which suited me down to the ground dijo que no iba, lo cual me vino de perillas or de perlas [familiar/colloquial] that hat suits you down to the ground ese sombrero te queda que ni pintado [familiar/colloquial] to worship the ground sb walks on besar la tierra que pisa algn (before n) [conditions] del terreno; [personnel/support] de tierra; [attack] por tierra ground frost helada (f) (con escarcha sobre el suelo) their ground game is suspect sus pases bajos son bastante flojos
  • 4 u (matter, subject) it is impossible to cover all the ground in two lectures es imposible desarrollar todos los aspectos del tema en dos conferencias we covered a lot of ground in our discussions tratamos muchos puntos en nuestras conversaciones we're going over the same ground again estamos volviendo sobre lo mismo
  • 5 c (outdoor site) football ground (BrE) campo (m) de fútbol, cancha (f) de fútbol (AmL) United has not been beaten on its own ground this season United no ha perdido en casa esta temporada recreation ground parque (m) (donde se practican deportes) camping ground zona (f) de acampada testing o proving ground campo (m) or terreno (m) de pruebas
  • 6 u (AmE) [Elec] tierra (f) a connection to ground una conexión a tierra (before n) [terminal/wire] de tierra
  • 7 c (background) fondo (m) on a yellow ground sobre fondo amarillo
  • 8 (justification) (usu pl) motivo (m) grounds for concern motivos de preocupación grounds for divorce causal (m) de divorcio on legal/financial grounds por motivos legales/económicos, por razones legales/económicas on grounds of ill health por motivos de salud there are grounds for thinking o believing he's dead existen razones para pensar or creer que ha muerto they refused to do it, on the grounds that … se negaron a hacerlo, alegando or aduciendo que …
  • 9
    (grounds pl)
    (dregs) coffee grounds posos (mpl) de café

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There are 4 translations of ground in Spanish:

ground2

vt

  • 1 (usu pass) 1.1 (base) [argument/theory] fundar, cimentar* the events showed our fears to be well grounded los acontecimientos revelaron que nuestros temores eran fundados or justificados 1.2 (instruct) to ground sb in sth dar* a algn buenos conocimientos or una buena base de algo he is well grounded in German tiene una sólida base en alemán
  • 2 2.1 [plane] retirar del servicio all flights are grounded on account of fog debido a la niebla no despegará ningún vuelo the captain will be grounded until after the investigation el capitán permanecerá apartado de su cargo hasta una vez finalizada la investigación 2.2 [child/teenager] (esp AmE) [colloquial/familiar] I can't go out tonight; I'm grounded no puedo salir esta noche, estoy castigado or no me dejan
  • 3 [Naut] [ship] hacer* encallar
  • 4 [Sport] (in US football, rugby) [ball] poner* en tierra; (in baseball) [ball] hacer* rodar he grounded the ball to short (stop) bateó un roletazo or (Ven) un rolling al short stop
  • 5 (AmE) [Elec] conectar a tierra

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 4 translations of ground in Spanish:

ground4

adj

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.