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holding ground

[′hōl·diŋ ‚grau̇nd]
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The bottom ground of an anchorage; the term is usually preceded by an adjective to indicate the quality of the holding power of the material constituting the bottom.
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Xotels city markets are holding ground compared to last year and there will probably be some incremental growth.
Both Richard Johnson and Richard Killoran, who've ridden him, said he doesn't like that tacky, holding ground.
While the EU still leads emerging economies, it is holding ground in relation to India and Russia, but Brazil and China are closing the gap rapidly.
The troops from B Company - known as Rorke's Drift Company - spent the last six months in Helmand and Kandahar Provinces, where they have been holding ground, training Afghan troops and rebuilding vital communication routes.
00pm) The legacy of Septimius Severus, an African who became Emperor of Rome, and proceeded to lead a campaign against Britons holding ground north of Hadrian's Wall.
He said the nature of the resistance has changed from the initial assault, with insurgents now holding ground in some neighborhoods.
In a commentary published Friday in the Bangkok Post, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, director of Chulalongkorn University's Institute of Security and International Studies, said Abhisit's government ''has defied expectations by holding ground and beginning to consolidate its rule.
Gosden said: "She had a 3lb penalty and you don't like to see two-year-olds giving away weight on that holding ground.
Jimmy said it felt like a piece of work for her and he didn't stretch her on the holding ground.