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

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"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 finally ran the terrorists to ground in an apartment building in Chicago.

(Definition of “run sb/sth to ground” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)