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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
an acre of ground
She had to cross open ground to get to the water.
soldiers on the parade ground
the polo grounds
the birds’ summer feeding grounds
a traditional fishing ground
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.
It’s too late to start claiming the moral high ground.
Most stock markets lost ground after their recent gains.
In Athenian politics, democratic views had been regaining ground.
Germany in the 1920s and 30s was fertile ground for such ideas.
The council is treading on dangerous ground in releasing this report.
Diplomatically, she tried to shift the conversation to firmer ground.
All systems would be replaced from the ground up.
No volunteers came forward to enable the youth club to get off the ground.
You have to be careful that you don’t work yourself into the ground.
This is the American English definition of ground. View British English definition of ground.