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into the ground

Definition of into the ground

  1. 1 :  to the point of being very tired or exhausted <She's been working/running/driving herself into the ground.>

  2. 2 :  to the point of complete failure or ruin <He ran that company into the ground.> <She needs a new car. She drove that old car into the ground.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the bottom of a body of water

    :  sediment

    :  ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. :  to bring to or place on the ground

    :  to cause to run aground

    :  to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past and past participle of grind

Seen and Heard

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of, relating to, or near a shore

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