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English definition of “grounded”

grounded

adjective uk   /ˈɡraʊn.dɪd/ us  

grounded adjective (SENSIBLE)

Someone who is grounded makes good decisions and does not say or do stupid things: He's very grounded even though he has so much money.Wise and sensible

grounded adjective (UNABLE TO MOVE)

describes an aircraft that is prevented from flying for some reason, or a ship that cannot move because it has hit solid groundImmobility

grounded adjective (PUNISHED)

A child or young person who is grounded is not allowed to go out as a punishment: I smashed some stuff and now I'm grounded for a week.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
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