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English definition of “run sb/sth to ground”

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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 finally ran the terrorists to ground in an apartment building in Chicago.
Translations of “run sb/sth to ground”
in Chinese (Traditional) 經過艱難調查而發現, 經過艱苦努力而搜尋到…
in Chinese (Simplified) 经过艰难调查而发现, 经过艰苦努力而搜寻到…
(Definition of run sb/sth to ground from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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