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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)
See also: cover, ground

cover ground

Also, cover the ground or a lot of ground .
1. Go a given extent or considerable distance, especially at a satisfactory speed. For example, She really knows how to cover ground with her studies, or This outfielder covers a lot of ground. [Early 1800s]
2. Deal with or accomplish in a certain way, as in This history text covers the ground quite well. [Late 1800s] Also see cover the field.
See also: cover, ground

cover (the) ground

1. To traverse a given distance with satisfying speed.
2. To deal with or accomplish something in a certain manner: The history course covered a lot of ground in six weeks.
See also: cover, ground
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Anxious to cover ground, the hikers have been taking advantage of moonlit nights to make up as much time as they can.
From the above it is quite clear that the chapter titles are fully descriptive and they cover ground that is of common interest to those involved in manufacturing food that is of good quality, and is safe to store and consume.
In 2005, Sahara was the first foreign company to ever acquire mineral rights in Algeria when it was granted six permits to cover ground prospective for gold, copper, and uranium mineralization.
The clean-sheet Bell V-280 is designed to cover ground twice as quickly as any existing platform.
Tennis courts, the police station and Ryedale District Council Offices cover ground on our left side and the Roman camp of Derventio spreads across the slope on our right towards the river.
Wenger also monitors performance statistics on his players and any dip in Ljungberg's ability to cover ground may have counted against him, as it did with Patrick Vieira.
BUT we have them all - and the urge to cover ground quickly.
in particular, stations are trying to cover ground that other stations once covered.
Strateco land holdings cover ground previously held by Mont-Laurier Uranium Mines in the 1970s.
Colin Tickle further added The duel encoder system allows the operator to cover ground without losing distance measurements.
School playing fields cover ground on our left before we cross Oxbridge Lane and our trackway then runs above houses on both sides before we dip down to Darlington Road.
Wednesday are very strong and powerful with lots of quick players like Jermaine Johnson, Michail Antonio and Nile Ranger who can cover ground really quickly.