Definition of lost ground
: lost popularity or success She's been lagging at the polls, but hopes to recover/recoup lost ground with tonight's debate.
Word by Word Definitions
: not made use of, won, or claimed
: no longer possessed
: no longer known
: the bottom of a body of water
: ground coffee beans after brewing
: to bring to or place on the ground
: to cause to run aground
: to provide a reason or justification for
: past tense and past participle ofgrind
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