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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Countryside balm tends to my soul as I leave without sound, While, as pure as baby's breath, snow covers the ground.
He always looked like being a superstar - the way he gallops and covers the ground so easily.
COOL DUDE: Corie Collier with his giant snowman * CRUNCH TIME: A dusting of snow covers the ground in Barbara Sykes' striking picture of Kirkheaton woodland (S) * SNOW PATROL: Car tracks are just visible in this snow scene looking towards Holme Moss, by Will Barraclough SPECIAL BRANCH: David Wright, of Paddock, captured this picture of snow-covered TP Woods in Gledholt * COLDPLAY: Brothers Coban and Corai Flintoff, aged seven and two, with a snowman band in the garden of their Dewsbury home * WELCOME TO NARNIA: An old fashioned lamp-post in Hepworth emits a cheery glow in this picture by Janet Gallagher
The snow comes down, covers the ground and causes chaos all around.
Said Bruce: "A lot of people labelled him as a Vieira because he's got that rangy build and covers the ground like him.
Woodward, a geotechnical consultant, chartered engineer and arbitrator, also covers the ground investigation necessary for each process; the likely improvement in the strength of treated ground; and appropriate testing methods.
Located in a conservation area near Jesmond Dene, Newcastle, this spacious period apartment covers the ground floor and part of the first floor within a three-storey Victorian terrace.
It is a cold morning in late August, and ice covers the ground in the Andes mountains of Peru.
MOJAVE - Fine sand and silt two or three inches deep covers the ground around the mobile home, piling up in small dunes around the native brush.
In the south snow covers the ground for three to four months of the year, and is frozen for two to five months
Transportation systems, power grids, and sewer systems are vulnerable to storms, and floods can grow rapidly where pavement covers the ground.
The six claim block is adjacent to the southwest portion of Osisko's Canadian Malartic property and it covers the ground located immediately south of the "P" mineralized zone.
Going barefoot is elemental to the illusion Tarlow had in mind, and so grass covers the ground around the pool, which is approached along a rustic processional of railroad ties as steps, with sod risers.
The LGCell system covers the ground floors, specifically the ballrooms and meeting rooms, where most of the Super Bowl activities happen.
The name is older than this custom and preserves the obsolete preterit (verb tense) ``straw'' of the verb ``to strew,'' referring to the tangle of vines with which the strawberry covers the ground.