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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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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.
The use of the song in the commercial serves as a means of weaving the generations together because the tune, so beautifully rendered by the late singer, is as much of a delight to hear today as it was several decades back, perhaps in the same manner as this particular banaspati ghee brand has succeeded in holding ground in the consumer's mind over the past three generations.
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.
Jimmy said it felt like a piece of work for her and he didn't stretch her on the holding ground.
But 5 1/2 years of sustained combat have transformed the venerable 113-acre institution into something else entirely--a holding ground for physically and psychologically damaged outpatients.
It is a mistake to develop an obsession with holding ground, though the Taliban will try to present this as a reverse for us.