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English definition of “ground”

ground

noun [C usually plural] (CAUSE)    /ɡraʊnd/
C2 a reason, cause, or argument: She is suing the company on grounds of unfair dismissal. Do you have any ground for suspecting them? [+ to infinitive] We have grounds to believe that you have been lying to us. [+ that] He refused to answer on the grounds that she was unfairly dismissed.Motives and reasons
(Definition of ground noun (CAUSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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