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Translation of "ground" - English-Spanish dictionary

ground

noun /ɡraund/
the solid surface of the Earth suelo She was lying on the ground high ground. a piece of land used for some purpose terreno, campo a football ground. grounding noun the teaching of the basic facts of a subject base, conocimientos This course will give students a good grounding in mathematics. groundless adjective without reason infundado, sin fundamentos Your fears are groundless. grounds noun plural the garden or land round a large house etc terreno, jardines the castle grounds. good reasons razones, motivos Have you any grounds for calling him a liar? the powder which remains in a cup (eg of coffee) which one has drunk poso, posos coffee grounds. ground floor noun (British ) the rooms of a building which are at street level; first floor(American) planta baja My office is on the ground floor (also adjective) a ground-floor flat. groundbreaking adjective making new discoveries, using new methods, or achieving new results innovador a groundbreaking discovery/piece of work/study. groundwork noun work done in preparation for beginning a project etc trabajo preparatorio/preliminar, bases del trabajo We’ve completed most of the groundwork for our research project. break new ground to deal with a subject for the first time abrir nuevos caminos/horizontes Scientists have broken new ground in the field of human genetics. cover ground to deal with a certain amount of work etc tratar de cierto aspecto, abarcar We’ve covered a lot of ground at this morning’s meeting. get (something) off the ground to get (a project etc) started poner en marcha, ponerse manos a la obra, despegar, iniciar We’re hoping to get the project off the ground over the next few days. hold one’s ground to refuse to move back or retreat when attacked mantenerse firme Although many were killed, the soldiers held their ground. lose ground to (be forced to) move back or retreat perder terreno The general sent in reinforcements when he saw that his troops were losing ground.
(Definition of ground from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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