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lose ground

Definition of lose ground

  1. :  to progress slower and as a result become farther away from someone or something ahead <She was beginning to lose ground in the race.> —often used figuratively <The political party lost ground in the election.> —often + to <She was beginning to lose ground to the leaders in the race.> <The company is losing ground to its competitors.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  damn

    :  to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place

    :  to suffer deprivation of :  part with especially in an unforeseen or accidental manner

  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

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