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    Whats the meaning of the phrase ground-up.

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    Re: ground-up

    grind up, (past) ground up; adjective, ground-up
    1. to reduce something to small particles or powder by crushing it.
    2. to sharpen or smooth something with an abrasive disc or tool.
    3. to rub together or move gratingly.

    Source: The Little Oxford English Dictionary

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    Re: ground-up

    Depending upon the context, we can also say "from the ground up," which means to start from the very basics or beginning.

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