Meaning of GRIND in English

GRIND

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cricket field/ground/pitch (= area of ground where cricket is played )

the school cricket field

a football ground/stadium (= a place where football is played )

Hundreds of fans were making their way towards the football ground.

a grinding halt (= one that happens slowly – used for emphasis )

One accident can bring the whole road system to a grinding halt.

a sports field/ground

The village has its own sports field.

abject/grinding/dire poverty (= extremely severe )

He was shocked by the abject poverty that he saw.

below ground

an animal that lives below ground

breeding ground

Overcrowded slums are breeding grounds for crime.

bump 'n' grind

consecrated ground

The bones will be reburied in consecrated ground .

cover...ground (= include so many things )

We need more time to cover so much ground .

cover...ground

A leopard can cover a lot of ground very quickly.

crunch/grind the gears (= change gear in a way that makes an unpleasant noise )

He crunched the gears into reverse.

Drive...stakes into the ground

Drive two stakes into the ground about three feet apart.

dumping ground

Rivers have always been a dumping ground for man’s unwanted waste.

feeding ground

grind your teeth ( also gnash your teeth literary ) (= move them against each other because you are angry )

Kate ground her teeth in helpless rage.

Grind...into a powder

Grind the sugar into a powder .

ground bait

ground beef

ground cloth

ground control

ground crew

ground floor

a ground floor flat

ground forces

ground frost (= frost that forms only on the ground )

Scotland should have a dry night, with a touch of ground frost in northern glens.

ground glass

ground level

The flats are set around a courtyard with shops at ground level.

ground plan

documents which formed the ground plan for the welfare state

ground rent British English (= rent paid to the owner of the land that a house, office etc is built on )

There is an additional ground rent of £30 per month.

ground rent

ground rules

Our book lays down the ground rules for building a patio successfully.

ground squirrel

ground staff

ground stroke

ground troops

The advancing ground troops were provided with substantial air support.

ground warfare (= fighting on the ground, rather than in the air or on the sea )

Ground warfare took a heavy toll in casualties.

ground zero

Buildings within 25 km of ground zero would be flattened.

hallowed ground

The bones will be buried in hallowed ground .

hill/sea/ground fog

Rain was forecast, along with hill fog.

hunting ground

Madeira used to be a happy hunting ground for antique collectors.

knocked...to the ground

He knocked her to the ground and kicked her.

lay down/establish ground rules for sth

Our book lays down the ground rules for building a patio successfully.

middle ground

The negotiators could find no middle ground.

moral high ground

Neither side in this conflict can claim the moral high ground .

parade ground

proving ground

High-crime areas are proving grounds for new police officers.

razed to the ground

In 1162 Milan was razed to the ground by imperial troops.

recreation ground

recreation ground/area/room

a recreation area for children to play in

rocky ground

They hurried over the rough rocky ground .

shift...ground (= change his opinion )

He refused to shift his ground .

solid ground

It was good to be back on solid ground again.

stamping ground

sth grinds to a halt (= something stops very slowly – used for emphasis )

Just ahead, he could see traffic grinding to a halt.

stomping ground

suit sb down to the ground informal (= suit someone very well )

Country life suits you down to the ground.

testing ground

Eastern Europe has become a testing ground for high-speed privatization.

the ground crew (= the people who prepare an airplane to fly )

The ground crew were refueling the plane.

threw...to the ground

The guards threw Biko to the ground and started kicking him.

waste ground

a piece of waste ground

waterlogged ground/soil

Heavy rain meant the pitch was waterlogged.

well-trodden path/road/ground etc

Andrew was on his well-trodden path to conquering another willing lady.

wrestled...to the ground

Police officers wrestled him to the ground .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

above

Secondly, the royal corpse was mangled; it had been in the hands of embalmers and above ground for four years.

away

I fitted the brackets in their pairs to the top rails, grinding away the point on a plate sander.

below

You were below ground when it happened.

I had to go below ground to an office where I spoke to a policeman.

Far below ground in the anticline were the Millstone Grits and even deeper were the Carboniferous Limestones.

The water rises, the heat is transferred to heat exchangers and the water then returns below ground to be reheated.

down

One of the colliding plates crumples upwards and then grinds down , sliding beneath the onrush of the other.

The screams were ground down by the second strike.

Flake or pellets can be ground down fine enough even for a dwarf cichlids using a coffee grinder.

She laughed, squirmed free, grinding down on him smugly.

Grandad has responded by playing for time, hoping that Mr Putin will be ground down by office.

After being ground down by a rude customer and an unsympathetic boss, they might give shoddy service to good customers.

Provided you were not ground down by illness or poverty.

This is known as ground down by the system.

finely

In the early days ordinary mill-stones were used as the clinker was soft and the cement need not be finely ground .

Pimientos become paprika when dried and finely ground .

As production methods improved the clinker produced was harder and the cement had to be more finely ground .

The finely ground nuts got lost in the batter.

Scattering may be a problem unless the sample is very finely ground .

freshly

Add the mascarpone Reheat, adding the mascarpone and correcting the seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Drizzle with a tablespoon or so of olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

The coffee proved to be filtered and freshly ground , something he had not expected.

Place freshly ground coffee in cereal bowls inside the refrigerator for several days.

Add the fresh thyme, stirring to combine, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

home

Stick to jazz, home ground .

She has picked home ground and imposed the tutorial format on him.

on

Meanwhile, a war that has cost at least 500,000 lives grinds on , reducing average life expectancy to just 42 years.

Well, grinds on , actually.

Events therefore ground on with what appeared to be a tragic inevitability.

Committee meetings ground on , with no results.

out

Coolly Adam ground out his cigarette on the hearth.

Geological features ground out by ancient glaciers are seen overlaid by the scars of recent wind erosion.

He ground out the cigarette and watched her, the burning need in him too fierce to ignore.

One day the assembly line is grinding out station wagons or Styrofoam, the next day jeeps or Plexiglas.

For the next five years, until his death in 1953, he ground out anodyne pieces.

He ground out his cigarette and glared at Litchfield.

slowly

Instead of finding sudden problems you might find that progress slowly grinds to a halt.

The tiny pens, scrawling in palsied traces on endless white ribbons of paper, slowly ground to a halt.

Traditionally, grain was ground slowly between huge stones.

Larry moved her to Beaumont, Texas, where his jealousy and possessive ways slowly ground her down.

I radioed for clearance and ground slowly down the runway.

The co-op went bankrupt during the Great Depression, said Gross, and maintenance slowly ground to a halt.

up

This alarm sounds like a gigantic pencil-sharpener grinding up something awful.

But when they're to be ground up for fish meal it makes no difference.

The truck was grinding up the steep, dark road while I looked up to the stars in the clear alpine air.

The camera plane was grinding up in a labouring climb, turning to present the smallest target.

There, the rubber will be ground up and used to make asphalt, drip-irrigation pipes and other commodities, he said.

Over the winter the distinctive bare earth is ground up and massed into sharp ruts by tractor tyres.

■ NOUN

cigarette

He ground his cigarette underfoot and walked slowly towards the Fiat.

He grinds the cigarette into the gravel with his heel and puts his other hand on the handlebar.

Coolly Adam ground out his cigarette on the hearth.

He ground out his cigarette and glared at Litchfield.

He ground out the cigarette and watched her, the burning need in him too fierce to ignore.

flour

Simply grinding your own flour will not guarantee good bread if you have chosen the wrong type of wheat.

gear

A truck, far off, grinds gears and whines, coming slowly closer.

On Capitol Hill, the Republican revolution seems to be grinding its gears .

halt

But low hydrogen yields and poisoned catalysts soon had these systems grinding to a halt .

It seemed as though things had ground to a halt in there.

Treasury yield drops However, the rally in U. S. Treasuries ground to a halt .

The tiny pens, scrawling in palsied traces on endless white ribbons of paper, slowly ground to a halt .

When the Meuse river flooded in 1995, the factory ground to a halt .

He is extremely serious, speaks slowly-almost grinding to a complete halt at times-and is not exactly the happy optimist.

The incident occurred on lap 50, by which time Mansell had already ground to a halt with no gears.

The co-op went bankrupt during the Great Depression, said Gross, and maintenance slowly ground to a halt .

pepper

Add the mascarpone Reheat, adding the mascarpone and correcting the seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper .

Add coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper .

powder

But I can tell you that it contains plants' leaves and roots ground into powder .

The seeds are often ground and the resulting powder is a basic ingredient of curry spice mix.

In the brewery the malt is ground into a coarse powder called grist.

tooth

With a start he realized they were his teeth and he was grinding them.

■ VERB

cover

Airy, instantly accessible but surprisingly subtle music covering ground between modem mainstream and bebop and featuring Barnes alongside trumpeter Adams.

It covers much more ground than mooching.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a happy/good hunting ground (for sth)

I pass up a roadside rest area, a happy hunting ground for new cars and ready cash.

In the early years of this century, many a collector found Madeira a happy hunting ground.

Scandinavia was a happy hunting ground for him and he did the same for Nicolai Gedda.

be thick on the ground

If the security forces are thick on the ground and loyalist gunmen commit murder it is the result of collusion.

It searches for heroes in the knowledge that villains are thick on the ground.

They were thickest on the ground in Norfolk and the clothing places of Suffolk.

be thin on the ground

Magazines about home improvement were very thin on the ground at the time - not like now.

Our only problem is finding staff, because good programmers are really thin on the ground.

By the mid-1970s, managers and executives in the late 30s to late 40s age group were thin on the ground.

Even now, as in the beginning, women are thin on the ground in the service.

Hard evidence is thin on the ground, and what there is, is not encouraging.

Major launches were thin on the ground.

New textbooks on nuclear and particle physics are thin on the ground.

Not surprisingly, business news was thin on the ground.

Systems integrators and resellers are thin on the ground, and there is little home-grown technology.

The cabs were thinner on the ground now, so I kept a couple of cars between us.

be/get in on the ground floor

breeding/fertile/proving ground

His inspiration fell on fertile ground , prepared by endless repetition.

On their arrival at the breeding grounds , male pied flycatchers find a suitable nesting site.

The position required no athletic ability, but traditionally has served as a proving ground for Mississippi politicians.

The race, the breeding ground , might be missed, both in sporting and traditional terms, should it cease.

The unhygienic conditions of a stable were a breeding ground for all manner of disease and bacteria hazardous to a newborn.

There are 22 events per year, and tracks range from Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground tote Mans.

Where scum settles on wetted surfaces in kitchens, it creates an ideal breeding ground for bacteria.

burn/raze sth to the ground

The city continued to thrive until a massive earthquake razed it to the ground in 749AD.

They then torched the building, burning it to the ground .

common ground

Democrats and Republicans did find some common ground in the debates about privacy.

dangerous ground/territory

You're on dangerous ground when you talk politics with Ed.

Discussion had ventured into dangerous territory.

Here we are on dangerous ground, though.

I release my safety belt to hold you, dangerous ground, ground where my feet have wings of flame.

It is a scouting reconnaissance into un-known and potentially dangerous territory.

Mr. Lawson moves on to what I regard as even more dangerous territory.

Probably because for Marc it was dangerous ground.

Second, that any official who ignores them is on dangerous ground.

They must also enter the dangerous ground of anticipating the techniques which might be available in the future.

fall on stony ground

Alan's charming smile fell on stony ground with her.

Joseph's words fell on stony ground.

Some initiatives have already fallen on stony ground, but, as we see in subsequent features, others keep coming.

Their marriages had fallen on stony ground but it seemed to me there was still hope.

freshly ground/picked/made etc

A garland of freshly picked marigolds hung from the mirror.

A good addition to dried apricot fool is a spoonful or two of freshly ground almonds.

Add the mascarpone Reheat, adding the mascarpone and correcting the seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Drizzle with a tablespoon or so of olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Season generously with freshly ground pepper and add salt to taste.

Squeeze over some lemon juice and add freshly ground pepper.

Sure enough, inside we found some beautiful zucchini and tomatoes, freshly picked from a nearby garden.

There were dates and a delicious bowl of freshly made cottage cheese.

gain ground

Dole feels that Forbes is gaining ground .

For once, the index gained ground despite a decline in shares of Vodafone, the market's biggest stock.

He was gaining ground on all of them, he had the beating of them yet.

Martin also gained ground on Gordon, finishing sixth and moving within 87 points.

Nationalism has gained ground to the extent that it has begun to claim mainstream status.

The fierce campaign by several anti-Maastricht movements has been gaining ground .

The trend gained ground in the United States, where early symphony audiences ached to exude social refinement.

get off the ground

Construction of the theme park never got off the ground .

And the guerrilla strategy for influencing senior partners never got off the ground .

But it has taken the project some time to get off the ground .

He's been trying to get off the ground since the mid-60s.

He laughed, because I was still to get off the ground .

High-definition television, still getting off the ground , is sharper but still too poor for text.

It never got off the ground .

One Tucson businessman announced that he was organizing such an effort in early 1995, but it never got off the ground .

The group was slow to get off the ground , despite an encouraging article about the group in the Rotherham Advertiser.

go to ground

After flying into a military airport in a private jet, he went to ground .

Also they are very severe on the second man going to ground .

I'd gone to ground so the culprit could not have known of my presence.

Let any crook try to find me, I said to myself, when I go to ground in Uulaa-la.

The dead man's brother has gone to ground .

have an axe to grind

have/keep both feet on the ground

She's really creative, but she also has her feet firmly on the ground.

So I guess inversely he taught me the need to be prepared and keep both feet on the ground.

high ground

He led her from the scene of horror to a patch of rocky high ground that seemed safe.

On approaching the high ground before the Alps themselves we all encountered thick cloud, despite the season, and icing.

Some corporations have seized the moral high ground.

Television is therefore seen to be taking the moral high ground, the side of the punter against the forces of evil.

The flak was heavy, relentless as hounds chasing a cornered stag up and down high ground.

The way things were going the enemy seemed very determined to push the Brigade off this high ground.

They had time to save furniture and valuables before fleeing to high ground early Saturday morning.

They were taking the high ground.

hold/stand your ground

As his father approached, Richard retreated steadily, never once daring to stand his ground against him.

I calculate, I stand my ground .

Not enough to start a war; just enough to let me stand my ground without having to think about it first.

Richmann stood his ground , certain he would be able to jump out of the. way if things went wrong.

The guide, however, stood his ground , frantically giving me unrecognizable signs.

The Housing Executive stood its ground and refused to transfer money earmarked for other projects.

Williams' job was to hold his ground or drop into pass coverage.

You know when to stand your ground and when to give in.

keep your/an ear to the ground

I haven't heard any more news, but I'll keep my ear to the ground.

lose ground

American students lost ground in achievement levels in math and science between the 1970s and 1980s.

Elsewhere, Islamism remains an opposition force only, and, though still potent, is losing ground .

Shares of major banks lost ground .

The concern in 1970 was that women were losing ground in educational opportunities.

The radicals have steadily lost ground to the moderates since then.

Therefore, even in those first moments, he had lost ground , was starting to fall behind himself.

Without Samson's monumental strength, the smiths seemed to lose ground .

Woosnam lost ground with a 73 and admits that he is' not in the groove at all.

on neutral ground/territory

on solid ground

Our main objective is to get the city's finances onto solid ground.

I sat on solid ground, my back against a tree.

Similarly, when Dole asserts that Clinton reduced the office of drug czar by 83 percent, he is on solid ground.

We are on solid ground when we say that we will oppose this Bill.

on the ground

But when you sleep on the ground a lot, you get to see all sorts of bugs.

He sat cross-legged on the ground and stared into the black grid on the front of the radio. 2.25 p.m.

Over five thousand dead and wounded men were on the ground , in every attitude of distress.

People on the ground would be trying to blast us out of the air.

Putting these things in place on the ground will be our job.

That does not say much for the top chasers of the day, which are very thin on the ground .

That marked the first time that solar neutrons were detected on the ground .

The egg is infective on the ground in about two weeks at optimal temperatures.

run sb/sth to ground

Badminton: Hall runs Baddeley to ground .

sb's stamping ground

A party conference is a natural stamping ground for those who have barely four days in which to make a mark.

It's my guess he is trying to reach his old stamping ground.

Like Banquo's ghost her figure would be seen haunting her old stamping ground.

This raises the question: where is the natural stamping ground for experienced lawyers with case management skills?

sb's stomping ground

stamping ground

A party conference is a natural stamping ground for those who have barely four days in which to make a mark.

But not your place, of course: we're a good four hundred light years from your usual stamping grounds .

It's my guess he is trying to reach his old stamping ground .

Like Banquo's ghost her figure would be seen haunting her old stamping ground .

This raises the question: where is the natural stamping ground for experienced lawyers with case management skills?

take/claim/seize the moral high ground

Some corporations have seized the moral high ground.

Television is therefore seen to be taking the moral high ground, the side of the punter against the forces of evil.

work/drive/run yourself into the ground

But don't drive yourself into the ground .

I've already explained to you how I've worked myself into the ground setting up the interview.

I tried working myself into the ground , but I could be totally exhausted and still remember.

Mitchell and White ran themselves into the ground and Nicky Summerbee tried everything he could to get a goal.

They ran themselves into the ground , ran Chesterfield off the pitch, but they couldn't get another goal.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Grind some black pepper over the salad.

Could you grind up some coffee for me?

These huge stones were once used for grinding wheat into flour.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A bit more than a year since his election, Netanyahu has succeeded in grinding the peace process to a halt.

But low hydrogen yields and poisoned catalysts soon had these systems grinding to a halt.

But when they're to be ground up for fish meal it makes no difference.

Geological features ground out by ancient glaciers are seen overlaid by the scars of recent wind erosion.

I ground my teeth as I watched her crawl back into the machinery.

The seas powdering our bones like quartz, making sand, grinding our peace for us by the aeon.

II. noun

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a happy/good hunting ground (for sth)

I pass up a roadside rest area, a happy hunting ground for new cars and ready cash.

In the early years of this century, many a collector found Madeira a happy hunting ground.

Scandinavia was a happy hunting ground for him and he did the same for Nicolai Gedda.

be thick on the ground

If the security forces are thick on the ground and loyalist gunmen commit murder it is the result of collusion.

It searches for heroes in the knowledge that villains are thick on the ground.

They were thickest on the ground in Norfolk and the clothing places of Suffolk.

be thin on the ground

Magazines about home improvement were very thin on the ground at the time - not like now.

Our only problem is finding staff, because good programmers are really thin on the ground.

By the mid-1970s, managers and executives in the late 30s to late 40s age group were thin on the ground.

Even now, as in the beginning, women are thin on the ground in the service.

Hard evidence is thin on the ground, and what there is, is not encouraging.

Major launches were thin on the ground.

New textbooks on nuclear and particle physics are thin on the ground.

Not surprisingly, business news was thin on the ground.

Systems integrators and resellers are thin on the ground, and there is little home-grown technology.

The cabs were thinner on the ground now, so I kept a couple of cars between us.

be/get in on the ground floor

breeding/fertile/proving ground

His inspiration fell on fertile ground , prepared by endless repetition.

On their arrival at the breeding grounds , male pied flycatchers find a suitable nesting site.

The position required no athletic ability, but traditionally has served as a proving ground for Mississippi politicians.

The race, the breeding ground , might be missed, both in sporting and traditional terms, should it cease.

The unhygienic conditions of a stable were a breeding ground for all manner of disease and bacteria hazardous to a newborn.

There are 22 events per year, and tracks range from Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground tote Mans.

Where scum settles on wetted surfaces in kitchens, it creates an ideal breeding ground for bacteria.

burn/raze sth to the ground

The city continued to thrive until a massive earthquake razed it to the ground in 749AD.

They then torched the building, burning it to the ground .

common ground

Democrats and Republicans did find some common ground in the debates about privacy.

cut the ground from under sb's feet

dangerous ground/territory

You're on dangerous ground when you talk politics with Ed.

Discussion had ventured into dangerous territory.

Here we are on dangerous ground, though.

I release my safety belt to hold you, dangerous ground, ground where my feet have wings of flame.

It is a scouting reconnaissance into un-known and potentially dangerous territory.

Mr. Lawson moves on to what I regard as even more dangerous territory.

Probably because for Marc it was dangerous ground.

Second, that any official who ignores them is on dangerous ground.

They must also enter the dangerous ground of anticipating the techniques which might be available in the future.

fall on stony ground

Alan's charming smile fell on stony ground with her.

Joseph's words fell on stony ground.

Some initiatives have already fallen on stony ground, but, as we see in subsequent features, others keep coming.

Their marriages had fallen on stony ground but it seemed to me there was still hope.

fall on stony ground

Alan's charming smile fell on stony ground with her.

Joseph's words fell on stony ground.

Some initiatives have already fallen on stony ground, but, as we see in subsequent features, others keep coming.

Their marriages had fallen on stony ground but it seemed to me there was still hope.

freshly ground/picked/made etc

A garland of freshly picked marigolds hung from the mirror.

A good addition to dried apricot fool is a spoonful or two of freshly ground almonds.

Add the mascarpone Reheat, adding the mascarpone and correcting the seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Drizzle with a tablespoon or so of olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Season generously with freshly ground pepper and add salt to taste.

Squeeze over some lemon juice and add freshly ground pepper.

Sure enough, inside we found some beautiful zucchini and tomatoes, freshly picked from a nearby garden.

There were dates and a delicious bowl of freshly made cottage cheese.

gain ground

an approach which is gaining ground in schools

Evangelical Christianity has been gaining ground since the Second World War.

In the currency markets, the dollar gained ground in Japan and Europe.

Laurent died in 1853, but his ideas slowly gained ground over the next ten years.

Stock prices gained ground in late trading today.

The idea that environmental issues are also religious issues is gaining ground among churches in the U.S.

Dole feels that Forbes is gaining ground.

For once, the index gained ground despite a decline in shares of Vodafone, the market's biggest stock.

He was gaining ground on all of them, he had the beating of them yet.

Martin also gained ground on Gordon, finishing sixth and moving within 87 points.

Nationalism has gained ground to the extent that it has begun to claim mainstream status.

The fierce campaign by several anti-Maastricht movements has been gaining ground.

The trend gained ground in the United States, where early symphony audiences ached to exude social refinement.

gain ground

Dole feels that Forbes is gaining ground .

For once, the index gained ground despite a decline in shares of Vodafone, the market's biggest stock.

He was gaining ground on all of them, he had the beating of them yet.

Martin also gained ground on Gordon, finishing sixth and moving within 87 points.

Nationalism has gained ground to the extent that it has begun to claim mainstream status.

The fierce campaign by several anti-Maastricht movements has been gaining ground .

The trend gained ground in the United States, where early symphony audiences ached to exude social refinement.

get off the ground

Construction of the theme park never got off the ground .

And the guerrilla strategy for influencing senior partners never got off the ground .

But it has taken the project some time to get off the ground .

He's been trying to get off the ground since the mid-60s.

He laughed, because I was still to get off the ground .

High-definition television, still getting off the ground , is sharper but still too poor for text.

It never got off the ground .

One Tucson businessman announced that he was organizing such an effort in early 1995, but it never got off the ground .

The group was slow to get off the ground , despite an encouraging article about the group in the Rotherham Advertiser.

go to ground

After flying into a military airport in a private jet, he went to ground .

Also they are very severe on the second man going to ground .

I'd gone to ground so the culprit could not have known of my presence.

Let any crook try to find me, I said to myself, when I go to ground in Uulaa-la.

The dead man's brother has gone to ground .

have an axe to grind

have/keep both feet on the ground

She's really creative, but she also has her feet firmly on the ground.

So I guess inversely he taught me the need to be prepared and keep both feet on the ground.

high ground

He led her from the scene of horror to a patch of rocky high ground that seemed safe.

On approaching the high ground before the Alps themselves we all encountered thick cloud, despite the season, and icing.

Some corporations have seized the moral high ground.

Television is therefore seen to be taking the moral high ground, the side of the punter against the forces of evil.

The flak was heavy, relentless as hounds chasing a cornered stag up and down high ground.

The way things were going the enemy seemed very determined to push the Brigade off this high ground.

They had time to save furniture and valuables before fleeing to high ground early Saturday morning.

They were taking the high ground.

hit the ground running

If we can hit the ground running, we'll stay ahead of the competition.

Graduates of law school hit the ground running, you see, as soon as they enter practice.

He said his Navy experience prepared him to jump into new jobs in new places and hit the ground running.

The company also could shape a well-educated, flexible pool of employment candidates who could hit the ground running.

The pressures to perform were immense and their careers were on the line: They expect me to hit the ground running.

They either hit the ground running, or the ground hits them standing still.

hold/stand your ground

As his father approached, Richard retreated steadily, never once daring to stand his ground against him.

I calculate, I stand my ground .

Not enough to start a war; just enough to let me stand my ground without having to think about it first.

Richmann stood his ground , certain he would be able to jump out of the. way if things went wrong.

The guide, however, stood his ground , frantically giving me unrecognizable signs.

The Housing Executive stood its ground and refused to transfer money earmarked for other projects.

Williams' job was to hold his ground or drop into pass coverage.

You know when to stand your ground and when to give in.

keep your/an ear to the ground

I haven't heard any more news, but I'll keep my ear to the ground.

lose ground

American students lost ground in achievement levels in math and science between the 1970s and 1980s.

Elsewhere, Islamism remains an opposition force only, and, though still potent, is losing ground .

Shares of major banks lost ground .

The concern in 1970 was that women were losing ground in educational opportunities.

The radicals have steadily lost ground to the moderates since then.

Therefore, even in those first moments, he had lost ground , was starting to fall behind himself.

Without Samson's monumental strength, the smiths seemed to lose ground .

Woosnam lost ground with a 73 and admits that he is' not in the groove at all.

on neutral ground/territory

on solid ground

Our main objective is to get the city's finances onto solid ground.

I sat on solid ground, my back against a tree.

Similarly, when Dole asserts that Clinton reduced the office of drug czar by 83 percent, he is on solid ground.

We are on solid ground when we say that we will oppose this Bill.

on the ground

But when you sleep on the ground a lot, you get to see all sorts of bugs.

He sat cross-legged on the ground and stared into the black grid on the front of the radio. 2.25 p.m.

Over five thousand dead and wounded men were on the ground , in every attitude of distress.

People on the ground would be trying to blast us out of the air.

Putting these things in place on the ground will be our job.

That does not say much for the top chasers of the day, which are very thin on the ground .

That marked the first time that solar neutrons were detected on the ground .

The egg is infective on the ground in about two weeks at optimal temperatures.

prepare the way/ground for sb/sth

A third preliminary task was to prepare the ground for the recruitment of support workers.

Edelstone and other analysts expect this chip will prepare the way for the K6, due out next year.

His staff could prepare the way for this.

In other words, he is preparing the ground for a partition of the province.

It prepared the way for the men who were to prepare the way for the Council.

This helped prepare the ground for Labour's literacy and numeracy hours, which have achieved outstanding success.

With hindsight, one can see how Mr Gorbachev has been preparing the ground for this week's changes.

Yet the volume closes with three sonnets which prepare the way for the intensely symbolic landscapes of Mascarilla y trebol.

rooted to the spot/floor/ground etc

Ashi found herself rooted to the spot in disbelief as she watched the threshing legs of her daughter.

For a few moments he had felt rooted to the floor and had been unable to move.

For a moment, she was rooted to the spot.

He stands still, his feet rooted to the ground, his knees locked.

He stood rooted to the spot.

So startled was he by this sudden onslaught, Ryker momentarily froze, rooted to the spot.

Unable to move, Philippa remained rooted to the spot.

run sb/sth to ground

Badminton: Hall runs Baddeley to ground .

sb's stamping ground

A party conference is a natural stamping ground for those who have barely four days in which to make a mark.

It's my guess he is trying to reach his old stamping ground.

Like Banquo's ghost her figure would be seen haunting her old stamping ground.

This raises the question: where is the natural stamping ground for experienced lawyers with case management skills?

sb's stomping ground

stamping ground

A party conference is a natural stamping ground for those who have barely four days in which to make a mark.

But not your place, of course: we're a good four hundred light years from your usual stamping grounds .

It's my guess he is trying to reach his old stamping ground .

Like Banquo's ghost her figure would be seen haunting her old stamping ground .

This raises the question: where is the natural stamping ground for experienced lawyers with case management skills?

take/claim/seize the moral high ground

Some corporations have seized the moral high ground.

Television is therefore seen to be taking the moral high ground, the side of the punter against the forces of evil.

work/drive/run yourself into the ground

But don't drive yourself into the ground .

I've already explained to you how I've worked myself into the ground setting up the interview.

I tried working myself into the ground , but I could be totally exhausted and still remember.

Mitchell and White ran themselves into the ground and Nicky Summerbee tried everything he could to get a goal.

They ran themselves into the ground , ran Chesterfield off the pitch, but they couldn't get another goal.

worship the ground sb walks on

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The daily grind of meetings and tutorials went on.

The Prime Minister is pictured taking a break from the hard grind of political life.

The relentless grind of hard labour and ill-health had taken its toll on Booth.

Work feels like such a grind lately.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.