- 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 terrenoMore example sentences
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- While in the air, he watched as a tractor pulling a plow cut a dark line of earth across an expanse of ground.
- In 1757, he leased a back house and some ground adjoining his premises on Cork Hill.
- Grass surpluses have developed on grazing ground on many farms at present following recent good growth.
- Just before a cottage, go right at a green marker-post and follow a path across marshy ground to a gate in the fence to your right.
- Cross marshy ground to a cairn, and after 300 yards you will reach the trig point on top of Auchineden Hill.
- Houses included piled structures with stone hearths set in marshy ground.
- 2(grounds pl)(premises) terreno (m); (gardens) jardines (mpl), parque (m)More example sentences
- The building, the grounds and surrounding area are untidy.
- In contrast to the grounds surrounding the house, this area had been neatly trimmed and landscaped.
- During their weeding and cleaning the pupils also learned much about the horticulture of the grounds surrounding the church buildings.
- 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 flojosMore example sentences
- In spring you kill the vetch by simply cutting it close to the ground, and then lay it in place on the beds.
- He froze and lay close to the ground, his entire body choked up with uncontrollable fear.
- Light rails are too buslike to impress most commuters, too squished and close to the ground.
- 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 …More example sentences
- That may give them grounds for a constitutional challenge on the grounds of equality and of guarantees not to endow any religion.
- But in a case such as the present where the bad faith of the plaintiff is not alleged, I can see no basis for the implication of a representation of reasonable grounds for belief.
- However, interest-based financing systems can neither be justified on the grounds of efficiency nor on the basis of economic justice.
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- 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 justificadosMore example sentences1.2 (instruct) to ground sb
- The brilliant synthesis was grounded in his own practical experience.
- This radical political practice was grounded in an equally radical theology.
- The music is soulful while being grounded in the aesthetic and working practices of jazz.
insth 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 dejanMore example sentences
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- Being grounded by your parents will be treated as an unexcused absence.
- I was kicked out of the altar serving program and I was grounded by my parents for a good month.
- The social ostracism extends to grounding the child or even making him go to bed early.
- He had been praised for a mission where he rescued injured youngsters in atrocious flying conditions which had grounded every other aircraft.
- Some flights to the US could be grounded after the airline pilots' union called on its members not to fly with armed sky marshals on board.
- He said the airline has grounded the pilot with pay while executives investigate the incident.
- 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 stopMore example sentences
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- However replays showed his foot went into touch as he grounded the ball.
- The irony is that he would have been two strokes better off had he not been penalised for grounding his club in a bunker during Thursday's first round.
- However, he made no attempt to ground the ball and ran touch in goal for what should have been a certain try.
- The batter grounded out, shortstop to first, and the runner from second rounded third and attempted to score on the play.
- He started Game 6 at first base and grounded out to first in his only at-bat.
- He ended the inning by grounding out to third.
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- The method further includes contacting the second metallization layer with a conductive liquid that is electrically grounded.
- And since this pipe extended a considerable distance below ground, it served as an adequate basis for grounding the entire electrical system.
- The spark plugs must be grounded to complete the electrical circuit.
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- Initially it seems that the ship is grounded as solidly as a breakwater, but after a while the creaks and groans are evidence of movement, however slight this may be.
- Yesterday, salvors were also hard at work on the cargo ship Sagitarius, which is grounded on the rocks off Leaches Bay.
- If river levels sink too low, barges could be grounded and agriculture thrown into chaos.
- [coffee/pepper] molido ground beef (AmE) carne (f) molida or (Esp, RPl) picada ground rice (BrE) sémola (f) de arrozMore example sentences
- This is not always necessary as some butchers sell finely ground mince.
- Richworth produce a fine ground up trout pellet that is ideal for my purposes.
- Remove from the oven, dry on paper towels and then toss them in the cumin, chilli and salt and freshly ground pepper.