ground noun (LAND)
the ground [ S ]
- Cracks had appeared in the dry ground.
- The plane dived towards the ground and exploded in a ball of flame.
- A post had been driven into the ground near the tree.
- The nuclear waste has been entombed in concrete many metres under the ground.
- At the end of the race his legs gave out and he collapsed on the ground.
a football ground 足球場
ground noun (CAUSE)
UK Do you have any ground for suspecting them? 你有甚麼證據懷疑他們？
- There should be no discrimination on the grounds of colour.
- Do you have any grounds for complaint ?
- The accused pleaded not guilty on grounds of diminished responsibility.
- He refused to say anything on the grounds that he might incriminate himself.
- She is suing the company on grounds of unfair dismissal.
ground noun (AREA OF KNOWLEDGE)
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。
- The debate is becoming polarized and there seems to be no middle ground.
- I think you're on very shaky ground with that argument.
- He's annoying to argue with because he keeps shifting his ground.
- The party has watered down its socialist ideals in order to appeal to the centre ground.
- We covered a lot of ground in the first few weeks of the course.
ground noun (WIRE)
ground noun (COFFEE)
ground verb (GRIND)
› past simple and past participle of grind碾碎；磨碎
ground verb (KEEP ON LAND)