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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
The flakes fell fast and thick, soon covering the ground some inches deep, and spreading abroad a solemn stillness.
I know a coat of dazzling white Is covering the ground.
Rain clouds coupled with low temperature led to forming a frosty layer covering the ground, said Ramadan in remarks to KUNA after photos, with captions saying Kuwait is witnessing snowfalls for the first time, have gone viral across the social media spectrum.
Efforts include combating desertification, providing a database of plant ground cover in the region, and covering the ground soil with mulch - a substance containing heavy hydrocarbons to build a protective covering on the ground and prevent it from blowing away.
THE SNOWFLAKE Soon the rain that's falling Will turn to flakes of snow Shimmering and glistening In the street lights it does glow All along the rooftops In the branches of the trees Slowly floating to the ground In the winter breeze Blankets of snow Lying all around A sea of white Covering the ground This simple little snowflake The trouble it does cause Blocking up the roads Before it starts to thaw Once more the snowflake Has turned back to rain How long will it be Before the snowflake's back again.
Yesterday they were blowing blasts of hot air underneath a huge blanket covering the ground.
CHRISTMAS It's that time of year again The lights are on the tree Brightening up the living room For every one to see Christmas cards adorn the walls From friends and family Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas And the New Year for to see Children are all excited Counting down the days Wishing for Christmas Eve When Santa's on his way Sleigh bells and mistletoe Bunting all around Maybe a white Christmas Snow covering the ground The true meaning of Christmas Played out across the land In school nativity plays To help the children understand.