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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.
Translations of “ground”
in Korean 토양, -장…
in Arabic تُرْبة, أَرْض…
in French sol, terrain…
in Italian terreno, suolo, campo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陸地, 土, 土壤…
in Russian земля, почва, участок…
in Turkish zemin, toprak, yer…
in Polish grunt, gleba, teren…
in Portuguese chão, terreno, campo…
in German der (Erd)Boden, das Gebiet…
in Catalan terra, camp…
in Japanese 土, グラウンド, ~場…
in Chinese (Simplified) 陆地, 土, 土壤…
(Definition of ground from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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