vital ground

vital ground

Ground of such importance that it must be retained or controlled for the success of the mission. See also key terrain.
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TEAM Northumbria playcaller Marc Steutel vented his frustration after his side fell short against a strong Loughborough outfit - losing vital ground in the Division One title race.
Having completed vital ground investigation works and developed design options for this site, which measures almost 150m in length, we now have options for the solution which will see the removal of the lights.
A contractor has been selected to take forward vital ground investigations as part of the work to build a flyover on the busy Sheriffhall junction on the Edinburgh City Bypass.
There was drama in the early stages as Derby runner-up and 7-4 favourite Cliffs Of Moher was tightened up on the rail and stumbled badly, losing vital ground in the process.
NICKY HENDERSON is preparing himself for a tense final week of the jumps season believing he can still be caught for the trainers' title after rival Paul Nicholls clawed back vital ground by following Saturday's Scottish Grand National victory with a treble yesterday.
University of Santo Tomas gained vital ground in the Final Four race after dismantling University of the Philippines, 25-20, 25-21, 25-16, in the UAAP Season 79 women's volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.
ALBION boss Tony Pulis reckons the title race is still alive, even though Tottenham lost vital ground on league leaders Leicester last night.
Russell Slade said his side need to match Wednesday at least until the two sides meet, but once more this was a really good chance to make up some vital ground squandered.
Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy did not hide his displeasure after losing vital ground in the play-off race.
They sit out this weekend's fixtures, while their chief relegation rivals Newcastle United and Norwich City have the chance to make up vital ground in the battle to beat the drop.
Rangers' 4-1 defeat of Livingston saw them clipped into 1-6 to be crowned champs as Hibs lost vital ground at Falkirk.
Assad, in a July 26 speech in Damascus, said the army could not fight everywhere at once for risk of losing vital ground, in a candid assessment of the strains of more than four years of war estimated to have killed a quarter of a million people.