cover ground
phrasal see cover the ground

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cover\ ground — • cover (the) ground v. phr. 1. To go a distance; travel. Mr. Rogers likes to travel in planes, because they cover ground so quickly. 2. informal To move over an area at a speed that is pleasing; move quickly over a lot of ground. The new… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cover ground — or[cover the ground] {v. phr.} 1. To go a distance; travel. * /Mr. Rogers likes to travel in planes, because they cover ground so quickly./ 2. {informal} To move over an area at a speed that is pleasing; move quickly over a lot of ground. * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cover ground — or[cover the ground] {v. phr.} 1. To go a distance; travel. * /Mr. Rogers likes to travel in planes, because they cover ground so quickly./ 2. {informal} To move over an area at a speed that is pleasing; move quickly over a lot of ground. * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cover ground — to examine subjects or discuss ideas. Much of the book covers ground that will be familiar to Unix programmers. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of cover ground (= to move across an area) …   New idioms dictionary

  • cover ground — phrasal see cover the ground …   Useful english dictionary

  • cover ground — advance, move forward; move a long way, travel far …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cover ground — idi a) to travel over a certain area b) to make some progress …   From formal English to slang

  • To cover ground — Cover Cov er (k?v ?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Covered} ( ?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Covering}.] [OF. covrir, F. couvrir, fr. L. cooperire; co + operire to cover; probably fr. ob towards, over + the root appearing in aperire to open. Cf. {Aperient},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cover\ the\ ground — • cover (the) ground v. phr. 1. To go a distance; travel. Mr. Rogers likes to travel in planes, because they cover ground so quickly. 2. informal To move over an area at a speed that is pleasing; move quickly over a lot of ground. The new… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Cover — Cov er (k?v ?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Covered} ( ?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Covering}.] [OF. covrir, F. couvrir, fr. L. cooperire; co + operire to cover; probably fr. ob towards, over + the root appearing in aperire to open. Cf. {Aperient}, {Overt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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