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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgroundsgrounds[plural] a good reason for doing, believing, or saying somethinggrounds for (doing) something Mental cruelty can be grounds for divorce. There are strong grounds for believing his statement.have grounds to do something Did the police have reasonable grounds to arrest him?on moral/legal/medical etc grounds The proposal was rejected on environmental grounds.on (the) grounds of something Flying was ruled out on grounds of cost. ‘You’re under arrest.’ ‘On what grounds?’on the grounds that We oppose the bill, on the grounds that it discriminates against women. ground
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on the grounds thatZoe was awarded compensation on the grounds that the doctor had been negligent.
groundsgrounds[plural]DFD small pieces of solid material that sink to the bottom of a liquid coffee grounds ground