not+lose+ground

  • 1 lose ground — 1. to become less valuable. Stocks lost ground today despite good economic news. 2. to become less successful. The school allows young people to continue their education and not lose ground while in jail. Opposite of: gain ground …

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  • 2 lose ground — phrasal : to become at a disadvantage : fall behind : fail to advance or improve * * * lose ground 1. To fall back 2. To decline in influence, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑ground * * * lose ground phrase to go into a position wh …

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  • 3 lose ground — 1. To go backward; retreat. * /The soldiers began to lose ground when their leader was killed./ Compare: GIVE GROUND. 2. To become weaker; get worse; not improve. * /The sick man began to lose ground when his cough grew worse./ * /When the… …

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  • 4 lose ground — 1. To go backward; retreat. * /The soldiers began to lose ground when their leader was killed./ Compare: GIVE GROUND. 2. To become weaker; get worse; not improve. * /The sick man began to lose ground when his cough grew worse./ * /When the… …

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  • 5 lose\ ground — 1. To go backward; retreat. The soldiers began to lose ground when their leader was killed. Compare: give ground 2. To become weaker; get worse; not improve. The sick man began to lose ground when his cough grew worse. When the Democrats are in… …

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  • 6 lose ground (to somebody) — give/lose ˈground (to sb/sth) idiom to allow sb to have an advantage; to lose an advantage for yourself • They are not prepared to give ground on tax cuts. • The Conservatives lost a lot of ground to the Liberal Democrats at the election.… …

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  • 7 lose ground (to something) — give/lose ˈground (to sb/sth) idiom to allow sb to have an advantage; to lose an advantage for yourself • They are not prepared to give ground on tax cuts. • The Conservatives lost a lot of ground to the Liberal Democrats at the election.… …

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  • 8 lose ground — Synonyms and related words: arrest, backpedal, backslide, backwater, be found wanting, brake, check, clip the wings, cock, collapse, come short, curb, decelerate, decline, delay, detain, draw rein, ease off, ease up, fail, fall astern, fall away …

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  • 9 lose ground — go backward, become weaker, not improve The government has been losing ground in their fight against inflation …

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  • 10 To lose ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …

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  • 11 To lose ground — Lose Lose (l[=oo]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lost} (l[o^]st; 115) p. pr. & vb. n. {Losing} (l[=oo]z [i^]ng).] [OE. losien to loose, be lost, lose, AS. losian to become loose; akin to OE. leosen to lose, p. p. loren, lorn, AS. le[ o]san, p. p. loren… …

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  • 12 lose — [luːz] verb lost PTandPP [lɒst ǁ lɒːst] losing PRESPART [transitive] 1. to stop having something any more, or to have less of it: • The industry has lost 60,000 jobs. • After a boardroom battle, Dixon lost control of the company …

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  • 13 lose — [ luz ] (past tense and past participle lost [ lɔst ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 stop having something ▸ 2 be unable to find ▸ 3 not win ▸ 4 have less than before ▸ 5 when someone dies ▸ 6 no longer see/hear etc. ▸ 7 not have body part ▸ 8 stop having… …

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  • 14 ground — (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of the earth; the… …

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  • 15 Ground angling — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …

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  • 16 Ground annual — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …

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  • 17 Ground ash — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …

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  • 18 Ground bailiff — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …

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  • 19 Ground bait — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …

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  • 20 Ground base — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …

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