verb (used with object)
- Hunting. to chase (an animal) into its hole or burrow: to run a fox to earth.
- to search out; track down: They ran the fugitive to earth in Algiers.
Origin of earth
SYNONYMS FOR earth
Examples from the Web for earthing
If you really want to maximize your recovery time in bed, whether you are asleep or not, pick up a set of Earthing sheets.Six Secrets of Sleep Hacking to Get More Effective Rest|Ari Meisel|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A little soil is then drawn to the foot, but earthing up is needless.
Earthing up is often performed in a rough way, as though the plant were made of wood instead of the most delicate tissue.
All communications by wire from the three ports were blocked by "earthing" the wires, so as to cause short circuit.Ulster's Stand For Union|Ronald McNeill
The after-cultivation consists in thorough tillage until the time of handling or earthing up the plants.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
The leaves are eaten as salad; but, when so used, they should be blanched, either by earthing up or by tying the plant together.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America|Fearing Burr
British Dictionary definitions for earthing
- a connection between an electrical circuit or device and the earth, which is at zero potential
- a terminal to which this connection is madeUS and Canadian equivalent: ground
- to hunt (an animal, esp a fox) to its earth and trap it there
- to find (someone) after searching
Word Origin for earth
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Idioms and Phrases with earthing
see down to earth; ends of the earth; four corners of the earth; move heaven and earth; not have an earthly chance; on earth; run to earth; salt of the earth.