grounded 1 of 2

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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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.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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