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1. Into the ground. The oil leak from the storage unit was worse than the company thought, with nearly 50% going to ground. The fox went to ground to escape the pack of dogs.
2. Onto the ground or floor. The soccer player fell to ground in dramatic fashion after the defender from the other team brushed off him. The man went to ground on stage, with many worried that he had suffered a stroke or heart attack.
3. In hiding; hidden at a secret location. The convict managed to escape custody while being transferred and immediately went to ground, with police officers still searching. I feel like I need to go to ground after losing such a huge client for our firm.
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1. Into a den or burrow: a fox going to ground.
2. Into hiding.
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