"grounded" in the verb sense
1. anchor, ground
fix firmly and stably
"anchor the lamppost in concrete"
confine or restrict to the ground
"After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
place or put on the ground
instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
5. ground, strand, run aground
bring to the ground
"the storm grounded the ship"
6. ground, run aground
hit or reach the ground
throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
hit a groundball
"he grounded to the second baseman"
hit onto the ground
10. prime, ground, undercoat
cover with a primer apply a primer to
connect to a ground
"ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
12. establish, base, ground, found
use as a basis for found on
"base a claim on some observation"
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