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English definition of “ground”

ground

verb (KEEP ON LAND)    /ɡraʊnd/
be grounded If a ship is grounded, it cannot move because it has hit solid ground: The oil tanker was grounded on a sandbank .Staying afloat, capsizing and sinking [T often passive] If aircraft are grounded, they are prevented from flying or ordered not to fly : The snowstorm meant that all planes were grounded.Travelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the air
(Definition of ground verb (KEEP ON LAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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