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1    the land surface  
2    earth or soil  
he dug into the ground outside his house     
3    pl   the land around a dwelling house or other building  
4    sometimes pl   an area of land given over to a purpose  
football ground, burial grounds     
5    land having a particular characteristic  
level ground, high ground     
6    matter for consideration or debate; field of research or inquiry  
the lecture was familiar ground to him, the report covered a lot of ground     
7    a position or viewpoint, as in an argument or controversy (esp. in the phrases give ground, hold, stand, or shift one's ground)  
8    position or advantage, as in a subject or competition (esp. in the phrases gain ground, lose ground, etc.)  
9    often pl   reason; justification  
grounds for complaint     
10      (Arts)  
a    the prepared surface applied to the support of a painting, such as a wall, canvas, etc., to prevent it reacting with or absorbing the paint  
b    the support of a painting  
c    the background of a painting or main surface against which the other parts of a work of art appear superimposed  
a    the first coat of paint applied to a surface  
b    (as modifier)  
ground colour     
12    the bottom of a river or the sea  
13    pl   sediment or dregs, esp. from coffee  
14      (Chiefly Brit)   the floor of a room  
15      (Cricket)  
a    the area from the popping crease back past the stumps, in which a batsman may legally stand  
b    ground staff  
16       See       ground bass  
17    a mesh or network supporting the main pattern of a piece of lace  
18      (Electrical)      the usual U.S. and Canadian word for       earth       8  
19    above ground   alive  
20    below ground   dead and buried  
21    break new ground   to do something that has not been done before  
22    cut the ground from under someone's feet   to anticipate someone's action or argument and thus make it irrelevant or meaningless  
23    (down) to the ground     (Brit)  
informal   completely; absolutely  
it suited him down to the ground     
24    get off the ground  
Informal   to make a beginning, esp. one that is successful  
25    go to ground   to go into hiding  
26    into the ground   beyond what is requisite or can be endured; to exhaustion  
27    meet someone on his own ground          to meet someone according to terms he has laid down himself  
28    the (moral) high ground   a position of moral or ethical superiority in a dispute  
29    touch ground  
a    (of a ship) to strike the sea bed  
b    to arrive at something solid or stable after discussing or dealing with topics that are abstract or inconclusive  
30    modifier   situated on, living on, or used on the ground  
ground frost, ground forces     
31    modifier   concerned with or operating on the ground, esp. as distinct from in the air  
ground crew, ground hostess     
32    modifier   (used in names of plants) low-growing and often trailing or spreading  
33    tr   to put or place on the ground  
34    tr   to instruct in fundamentals  
35    tr   to provide a basis or foundation for; establish  
36    tr   to confine (an aircraft, pilot, etc.) to the ground  
37    tr  
Informal   to confine (a child) to the house as a punishment  
38       the usual U.S. word for       earth       16  
39    tr     (Nautical)   to run (a vessel) aground  
40    tr   to cover (a surface) with a preparatory coat of paint  
41    intr   to hit or reach the ground  
     (Old English grund; related to Old Norse grunn shallow, grunnr, grund plain, Old High German grunt)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
meet          [1]  
      vb   , meets, meeting, met  
1    sometimes foll by: up or (US) with   to come together (with), either by design or by accident; encounter  
I met him unexpectedly, we met at the station     
2    to come into or be in conjunction or contact with (something or each other)  
the roads meet in the town, the sea meets the sky     
3    tr   to come to or be at the place of arrival of  
to meet a train     
4    to make the acquaintance of or be introduced to (someone or each other)  
have you two met?     
5    to gather in the company of (someone or each other)  
the board of directors meets on Tuesday     
6    to come into the presence of (someone or each other) as opponents  
Joe meets Fred in the boxing match     
7    tr   to cope with effectively; satisfy  
to meet someone's demands     
8    tr   to be apparent to (esp. in the phrase meet the eye)  
9    tr   to return or counter  
to meet a blow with another     
10    to agree with (someone or each other)  
we met him on the price he suggested     
11    tr; sometimes foll by: with   to experience; suffer  
he met his death in a road accident     
12    to occur together  
courage and kindliness met in him     
13    tr     (Caribbean)   to find (a person, situation, etc.) in a specified condition  
I met the door open     
14    the assembly of hounds, huntsmen, etc., prior to a hunt  
15    a meeting, esp. a sports meeting  
16      (U.S.)   the place where the paths of two railway trains meet or cross  
     (Old English metan; related to Old Norse m<oe>ta, Old Saxon motian)  
  meeter      n  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    bump into, chance on, come across, confront, contact, encounter, find, happen on, run across, run into  
2    abut, adjoin, come together, connect, converge, cross, intersect, join, link up, touch, unite  
3    answer, carry out, come up to, comply, cope with, discharge, equal, fulfil, gratify, handle, match, measure up, perform, satisfy  
4    assemble, collect, come together, congregate, convene, foregather, gather, muster, rally  
5    bear, encounter, endure, experience, face, go through, suffer, undergo  
1    avoid, elude, escape, miss  
2    diverge  
3    fail, fall short, renege  
4    adjourn, disperse, scatter  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
Search for information about something or someone on the Internet using the search engine Google
From Google, the proprietary name of the search engine. Ex: He googled his old college girlfriend recently, but the search turned up nothing.
a person who deliberately misleads someone on social media as to their identity
relative to people who are attached but don't want to be too intimate with someone on whom they are dependent
Ground Zero mosque
acronym coined in 2010 based on the controversy of building a mosque on the site where the Twin Towers were before 9/11
calcium carbonate
find a a partner for someone and act as an intermediary for the two persons to meet
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
take credit for another person's accomplishment
get seriously involved in a relationship
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
to enchant or fascinate someone
[Liter.] US also "ensorcel"
someone who re-posts a genuine online listing for a book at an inflated price on another website. If someone buys from the bookjacker, he buys the book from the original seller and provides him with the address of the customer. The bookjacker never sees or handles the book, but collects his margin.
[Bus.] Syn. dropshipper.
when a person kills someone then takes their own life it is referred to as a murder suicide
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