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
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Lodge and Fryupdale Continuing up the slope we reach a downhill section with wall on our left hand side and woodland covering ground to our right.
At the site of Williston's new airport, heavy building machinery started covering ground on Friday, after months of delay.
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Covering ground seldom seen in YA literature, this novel is one that will generate discussion and is a necessary addition to any high school classroom shelf.
It meant covering ground between attack and midfield - but the Wexford man is not moaning.
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Spanish airline Iberia announced today that it has signed its 19th Collective Bargaining Agreement covering ground staff with the UGT and CCOO unions.
There are many possibilities for covering ground, and many of them are covered here; from replacing grass on slopes and carpeting patches between stepping stones without overgrowing them to edging walkways or using plants as an alternative to traditional lawn-type ground covers.
It's easy to forget Curtis missed a lot of last season and yet he was back out there on Saturday, covering ground and intercepting passes like he does, winning headers, tackles and clearing up.
The course, which aims to achieve a national standard, consists of a variety of disciplines including sessions covering ground regulations, dealing with emergencies, managing conflict and customer care.
In examining the ancient fears concerning the properties of sacred images, Mitchell seems to be covering ground similar to that of Freedberg and Belting.
I love his energy, and if there is a surprising area of his game, it's the shotblocking and covering ground, where it looks like somebody's open and he just comes in there and wipes it away.