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Meaning of “run sb/sth to ground” in the English Dictionary

"run sb/sth to ground" in British English

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run sb/sth to ground

(UK also run sb/sth to earth) to ​find someone or something after a lot of ​searching and ​problems: Detectives ​finallyran the ​terrorists to ​ground in an ​apartmentbuilding in Chicago.
(Definition of run sb/sth to ground from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “run sb/sth to ground”
in Chinese (Simplified) 经过艰难调查而发现, 经过艰苦努力而搜寻到…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經過艱難調查而發現, 經過艱苦努力而搜尋到…
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