v. ground·ed, ground·ing, grounds
- To place on or cause to touch the ground.
- To provide a basis for (a theory, for example); justify.
- To supply with basic information; instruct in fundamentals.
- To prevent (an aircraft or a pilot) from flying.
- Informal. To restrict (someone) especially to a certain place as a punishment.
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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Synonyms: bedfast, bedridden, bottled up, bound, chilled, circumscribed, compassed, cooped up, cramp, cramped, detained, enclosed, flattened out, GROUNDED, hampered, held, hog-tied, iced, immured, imprisoned, in chains, in jail, incarcerated, incommodious, indisposed, invalided, jailed, laid up, locked up, on ice, restrained, restricted, sealed up, shut in, sick
Antonyms: free, liberated, unlimited
Source: Roget's Interactive Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.0.0)
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