Translation of "ground" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɡraʊnd/ us /ɡraʊnd/

ground noun (LAND)

the ground [ S ]

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B1 the surface of the earth

I sat down on the ground. 我坐在地上。

B2 [ U ] soil

soft/stony ground 鬆軟的/滿是石頭的土地
The ground was frozen hard and was impossible to dig. 土地凍實了,根本挖不動。

B1 [ C ] an area of land used for a particular purpose or activity

a football ground 足球場
The lake has become a dumping ground for toxic chemicals.
skills learnt on the training ground (= place where sports teams practise)
grounds [ plural ]

C2 the gardens and land that surround a building and often have a wall or fence around them

We went for a walk around the hospital grounds. 我們在醫院的院子裡散步走了幾圈。

ground noun (CAUSE)

C2 [ C usually plural ] a reason, cause, or argument

She is suing the company on grounds of unfair dismissal. 她正以公司不公正解僱她為由對其提起訴訟。
UK Do you have any ground for suspecting them? 你有甚麼證據懷疑他們?
[ + to infinitive ] We have grounds to believe that you have been lying to us. 我們有理由相信,你一直在對我們撒謊。
[ + that ] He refused to answer on the grounds that the question violated his rights to privacy. 他以她被不正當解僱為由拒絕作出答覆。

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ground noun (AREA OF KNOWLEDGE)

C2 [ U ] an area of knowledge or experience

When the conversation turns to politics he's on familiar ground (= he knows a lot about this subject). 當談話轉向政治時,他便如魚得水。
Once we'd found some common ground (= things we both knew about) we got along very well together. 在找到一些共同語言之後,我們開始相處融洽了。
The lectures covered a lot of ground (= included information on many different subjects). 這些演講涵蓋了眾多學科的內容。
I enjoyed her first novel, but I felt in the second she was going over the same ground (= dealing with the same area of experience). 我很喜歡她的第一部小說,但是我覺得她的第二部小說涉及的是同樣的題材。

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ground noun (WIRE)

[ C usually singular ] US UK earth a wire that makes a connection between a piece of electrical equipment and the ground, so the user is protected from feeling an electric shock if the equipment develops a fault


ground noun (COFFEE)

grounds [ plural ]

the small grains of coffee left at the bottom of a cup or other container that has had coffee in it

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uk /ɡraʊnd/ us /ɡraʊnd/

ground verb (GRIND)

past simple and past participle of grind


ground verb (KEEP ON LAND)

be grounded

If a ship is grounded, it cannot move because it has hit solid ground.

The oil tanker was grounded on a sandbank. 油輪擱淺在一片沙灘上。

[ 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. 這場暴風雪導致航班全部停飛。

ground verb (PUNISH)

[ T ] to forbid (= refuse to allow) a child or young person from going out as a punishment

My parents grounded me for a week. 我爸媽罰我一星期不准出門。

ground verb (PUT WIRE)

[ T usually passive ] US UK earth to connect a piece of electrical equipment to the ground with a wire

You could get a nasty shock from that water heater if it isn't grounded properly. 如果電熱水器接地不良的話,可能會發生很嚴重的觸電事故。

ground verb (CAUSE)

be grounded in sth formal

to be based firmly on something

Fiction should be grounded in reality. 小說應該以現實生活為基礎。
Most phobias are grounded in childhood experiences. 大多數的恐懼症都源於兒時的經歷。
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(Translation of “ground” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)