groundnounuk us /ɡraʊnd/
ground noun (LAND)
- 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.
ground noun (CAUSE)
- 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)
- 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)
groundverbuk us /ɡraʊnd/
ground verb (GRIND)
ground verb (KEEP ON LAND)
ground verb (PUNISH)
ground verb (PUT WIRE)
ground verb (CAUSE)