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verb ground pronunciation in American English /ɡraʊnd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyground
he/she/itgrounds
present participlegrounding
past tensegrounded
past participlegrounded
  1. 1
    [transitive] to stop an airplane from leaving the ground, or to stop people from flying somewhere

    All of their planes have been grounded.

  2. 5
    [transitive] [often passive] to base a decision or idea on a particular thing
    be grounded in/on something:

    Any new policies need to be firmly grounded in careful analysis of the issues.

  3. 6
    [transitive] [often passive] to teach someone the basic parts of a subject
    be grounded in something:

    Trainees are grounded in the basic skills before they move on to more specialized work.

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