from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. See under Ground, n.
- n. to recede; to yield advantage.
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Then the Moslem began to give ground and rearwards bent; and the Greek took possession of some of their tents; whereupon the
Yet even after spending two days in the Yelnya area, where he saw at first hand how his men were being compelled to give ground by the accumulating Russian strength, Guderian told my staff to prepare for an advance on Moscow as follows: the Panzer Corps were to be committed on the right, along the Moscow highway [i.e., directly into the Roslavl gap] while the infantry corps were to be brought forward in the centre and on the left wing.