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NGSL Rank: 585
ɡraʊnd Listen
  • the solid surface of the earth.
    E.g. he lay on the ground
  • an area of land or sea used for a specified purpose.
    E.g. shore dumping can pollute fishing grounds
  • an area of knowledge or subject of discussion or thought.
    E.g. third-year courses cover less ground and go into more depth
  • factors forming a basis for action or the justification for a belief.
    E.g. there are some grounds for optimism
  • a prepared surface to which paint is applied.
  • solid particles, especially of coffee, which form a residue; sediment.
    E.g. machines which presoak the coffee grounds produce a superior cup of coffee
  • electrical connection to the earth.
  • short for ground bass.
  • prohibit or prevent (a pilot or an aircraft) from flying.
    E.g. a bitter wind blew from the north-east and the bombers were grounded
  • (with reference to a ship) run or go aground.
    E.g. rather than be blown up, Muller grounded his ship on a coral reef
  • give (something abstract) a firm theoretical or practical basis.
    E.g. the study of history must be grounded in a thorough knowledge of the past
  • place (something) on the ground or touch the ground with (something).
    E.g. he was penalized two strokes for grounding his club in a bunker
  • connect (an electrical device) with the ground.
  • (of a batter) hit a pitched ball so that it bounces on the ground.
    E.g. he grounded to second
  • past and past participle of grind.
  • reduced to fine particles by crushing or mincing.
    E.g. ground cumin
ɡrʌɪnd Listen
  • reduce (something) to small particles or powder by crushing it.
    E.g. grind some black pepper over the salad
  • rub or cause to rub together gratingly.
    E.g. mountain ranges developed along fault lines where tectonic plates ground against one another
  • (of a dancer) gyrate the hips erotically.
    E.g. there were sweaty bodies everywhere bumping and grinding to the music

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