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Noun: grounding  grawn-ding
  1. Education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge
    "a good grounding in mathematics";
    - foundation
  2. Fastening electrical equipment to earth
    - earthing
Verb: ground  grawnd
  1. Fix firmly and stably
    "ground the lamppost in concrete";
    - anchor
  2. Confine or restrict to the ground
    "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
  3. Place or put on the ground
  4. Instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
  5. Bring to the ground
    "the storm grounded the ship";
    - strand, run aground
  6. Hit or reach the ground
    - run aground
  7. (football) throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
  8. (baseball) hit a groundball
    "he grounded to the second baseman"
  9. (baseball) hit onto the ground
  10. Cover with a primer; apply a primer to
    - prime, undercoat
  11. Connect to a ground
    "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
  12. Use as a basis for; found on
    - establish, base, found

Derived forms: groundings

Type of: arrive at, attachment, attain, confine, connect, constrain, education, fasten, fastening, fix, gain, hit, hold, instruct, land, lay, learn, link, link up, make, paint, place, pose, position, put, reach, restrain, secure, set, teach, throw, tie, wing

Encyclopedia: Grounding

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