as in landed
resting on the shore or bottom of a body of water once his boat was grounded, all he could do was wait for the tide to come back in and raise it off the sand bar

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grounded

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verb

past tense of ground
as in based
to find a basis you're grounding your entire case on circumstantial evidence

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“Grounded.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grounded. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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