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as in yard
grounds plural the area around and belonging to a building an escorted tour of the White House and its surrounding grounds

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as in sediment
grounds plural matter that settles to the bottom of a body of liquid strain the coffee to remove the grounds

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as in reason
grounds plural something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing evicted the tenants on the grounds that they violated the lease

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as in backdrop
the physical conditions or features that form the setting against which something is viewed take her picture against a blue ground in order to bring out her blue eyes

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as in land
the solid part of our planet's surface as distinguished from the sea and air was glad to be back on the ground after a turbulent flight

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as in to base
to find a basis you're grounding your entire case on circumstantial evidence

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“Ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ground. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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