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I fell to the ground.
People were sitting on the ground in small groups.
They were working 250 feet below ground.
She found him wandering around the grounds.
maintenance of the buildings and grounds
There do seem to be some grounds for their complaints.
He believes he has reasonable grounds for making the demand.
The Act prohibits discrimination on the grounds of sex or marital status.
The army turned him down on medical grounds.
They oppose the bill on the grounds that it is too restrictive.
Henry seems anxious to return to more familiar ground.
We'll be covering a lot of new ground in today's lecture.
There's no point in going over the same ground twice.
This is the American English definition of ground. View British English definition of ground.
the part of the nucleus of an atom that has no electrical charge
… to reveal a small part of your intentions in order to attract support, without actually committing yourself to doing anythingadd a word
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