plural of ground
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2
as in sediment
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
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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grounds

2 of 2

verb

present tense third-person singular of ground
as in predicates
to find a basis you're grounding your entire case on circumstantial evidence

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“Grounds.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grounds. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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