English version

ground somebody in something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishground somebody in something phrasal verbTEACHto teach someone the basic things they should know in order to be able to do something Most seven-year-olds are grounded in the basics of reading and writing. ground→ See Verb table
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ground in Ahead of them was a scraping sound as of something being dragged along the ground.Club attack: Glue-sniffing vandals are being blamed for attacks on the bowling pavilion in Hartlepool's Grayfields recreation ground.The railroad lost $ 11,300 in fiscal year 1907-08, Templeton said, and continued to lose ground.They may be subdivided into anteaters that burrow, anteaters that climb trees and anteaters that wander over the ground.More than 6 feet off the ground, in fact, when he could have been 6 feet under.Even the fire that burned their house to the ground went unnoticed in the newspaper.Where Jesse Jackson and Lou Reed share common ground is in the potency of their words.Police are urging people playing bowls last tuesday at Kingsthorpe recreation ground to get in touch if they have any information.
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Verb table
ground
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyground
he, she, itgrounds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygrounded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave grounded
he, she, ithas grounded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad grounded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ground
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have grounded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam grounding
he, she, itis grounding
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you, we, theyare grounding
Past
I, he, she, itwas grounding
you, we, theywere grounding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been grounding
he, she, ithas been grounding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been grounding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be grounding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been grounding
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