cover (the) ground

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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.
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
References in classic literature ?
Two-thirds of the way up were completed when the rain was exchanged for GNILLIC, with which the BODEN was thickly covered, and before we arrived at the top the GNILLIC and mist became so thick that we could not see one another at more than twenty POOPOO distance, and it became difficult to pick our way over the rough and thickly covered ground. Shivering with cold, we turned into bed with a double allowance of clothes, and slept comfortably while the wind howled AUTOUR DE LA MAISON; when I awoke, the wall and the window looked equally dark, but in another hour I found I could just see the form of the latter; so I jumped out of bed, and forced it open, though with great difficulty from the frost and the quantities of GNILLIC heaped up against it.
The board decided that halls must be spread over 2,000 sq yards with 50pc covered ground, and will be allowed two storey.
In performance terms it covered ground well but it was not really a sporting drive and it's more of a multiactivity-vehicle than an SUV.
When I see fresh footprints I can pretend, To be a detective, let my imagination send, Ideas, as I work out who had been around, Leaving their footprints on the snow covered ground. J Kiernan Styvechale
I landed flat on my back, on the leaf mould covered ground, with a tremendous thud.
As colleagues landed and we covered ground, directions were clear.
Racing in the rear of the field for most of the 1,850 metres journey, Kassam quickly covered ground to come into contention.
The Christmas Eve Doodle showed children riding a one horse open sleigh in a cold winter night with snow covered ground and leafless trees.
"I thought that Manny Smith did well again and Dwayne Mattis covered ground and made tackles.
Here he presents the story of his pilgrimage which covered ground from the Pacific to Atlantic coasts, the South American continent from tip to tip, Cuba, and both Alaska and Antarctica.
* Stainless finned electrodes, used with covered ground rolls for hard-to-treat, non-conductive materials with a fixed treating width.
A panel at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in January covered ground that we've been writing about at Wines & Vines for more than a decade--marketing to ethnic groups.
Covered ground tirelessly and showed neat touches before being subbed.
Under the parameters, wedding halls must spread over at least 2,000 square yards with a 50pc covered ground.
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