Groundwater Group

Groundwork

Meanings and phrases

groundwork

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; basis; base; foundation; fundament; cornerstone
  2. lowest support of a structure; foundation; base; fundament; foot; substructure; understructure
  3. preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation

laid the groundwork

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It laid the groundwork for the Japanese economic miracle.
  • The saxhorn also laid the groundwork for the modern euphonium.
  • This album laid the groundwork for the group's fast maturing sound.

laying the groundwork

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Like Keen, Dowling would be laying the groundwork for the future.
  • Little did we know we were laying the groundwork for a disastrous future."
  • The Revised Indicative Basin Plan can also be seen as laying the groundwork for Cambodia's readmission.

lay the groundwork

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Buie(1909–2000), would lay the groundwork for what would happen in the group's last four years.
  • ExpanDrive2 included a rewritten SFTP engine which lay the groundwork for a unified Mac and Windows code base.
  • Meanwhile, he began to lay the groundwork for his candidacy in the 1980 Republican Party presidential primaries.
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