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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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The pitches of Guisborough Rugby Club cover ground below on our left and further ahead a bridge carries our route over Belmangate.
Depending on the variety, it can be bushy or columnar, cover ground or grow up to 25 feet.
Trim back rose stems that have finished flowering to a point just above a leaf CRANESBILL geraniums are vigorous hardy geraniums will cover ground faster than weeds and produce some of the prettiest summer flowers in shades ranging from white to pink to purple, making them ideal candidates for the front of the border.
Cranesbill Geranium These vigorous geraniums will cover ground faster than weeds and produce some of the prettiest summer flowers in shades from white to purple, making them ideal candidates for the front of the border.
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.
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.
"It is important to stress that a shotgun will probably be ineffective against the cat, which can cover ground very quickly.
Scotland do possess a strong pack who acquitted themselves well against France last time out, but their back three especially are too slow, and that can present huge problems when they have to cover ground and defend.