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cover (the) ground

1. To move across an area at an acceptable speed. I think we can count on that racehorse to cover the ground.
2. To complete something in a particular manner or review a certain amount of information or discuss a certain number of topics. It is a lot of work, but I'm confident that Bill will cover the ground well. We need to cover a lot of ground in American History before the exam date.
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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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Depending on the variety, it can be bushy or columnar, cover ground or grow up to 25 feet.
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Few complained when Gravesen's name was announced before the game, but the Dane laboured in midfield, struggled to cover ground and was outfought and out-played.
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.
Kjerfve says that he's less convinced that casuarina trees can act as a physical barrier against the sea because they cover ground less densely and are more easily uprooted.
Around 500 residents pay up to pounds 1,000 each year to London-based Trinity Estates to cover ground rent and maintenance of communal areas.
The agreement would cover ground handling services at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark, Gardermoen in Norway and Arlanda in Sweden.
They blend comfort and function for sportsmen who cover ground on foot and wade through tall brush.
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.