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  • 1 break ground — US ► PROPERTY to start building a new building, or to start being built: break ground on sth »The company recently broke ground on its new manufacturing facility in Virginia Beach, VA. »The new medical center is expected to break ground in May.… …

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  • 2 break ground — If you break ground, or break new ground, you make progress, taking things into a new area or going further than anyone has gone before. Ground breaking is used an adjective …

    The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 3 break ground — break (new) ground to do something that has never been done before. Movie makers have broken ground in this film with their use of computer generated special effects. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of break ground (= to dig up land so… …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 4 break ground — index initiate, originate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 break ground — phrasal 1. : to dig open the earth often in excavating for new construction breaking ground for the new arsenal 2. : to make new discoveries or introduce new procedures or material : pioneer this report breaks new ground in the study of human… …

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  • 6 break ground —    If you break ground, or break new ground, you make progress, taking things into a new area or going further than anyone has gone before. Ground breaking is used an adjective.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …

    English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 7 Break ground —   If you break ground, or break new ground, you make progress, taking things into a new area or going further than anyone has gone before.    Ground breaking is used an adjective …

    Dictionary of English idioms

  • 8 break ground — {v. phr.} To begin a construction project by digging for the foundation; especially, to turn the formal first spadeful of dirt. * /City officials and industrial leaders were there as the company broke ground for its new building./ See: BREAK NEW… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 9 break ground — {v. phr.} To begin a construction project by digging for the foundation; especially, to turn the formal first spadeful of dirt. * /City officials and industrial leaders were there as the company broke ground for its new building./ See: BREAK NEW… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 10 break\ ground — v. phr. To begin a construction project by digging for the foundation; especially, to turn the formal first spadeful of dirt. City officials and industrial leaders were there as the company broke ground for its new building. See: break new ground …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 11 break ground — phrasal 1. to begin construction 2. (or break new ground) to make or show discoveries ; pioneer …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 break ground — idi a) to plow b) to begin excavation for a construction project c) Also, break new ground. to do something original or innovative …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 break ground — verb a) To begin digging in the earth at the start of a new construction, or, originally, for cultivation. They broke ground on the new library last month. b) To init …

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  • 14 break ground — Synonyms and related words: break the ice, cast away, cast loose, cast off, cat the anchor, create, drop the mooring, head, head up, initiate, invent, lead, lead off, lead the way, loose for sea, originate, pioneer, precede, stand first, take the …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 break ground — plow, dig into the soil; begin to work …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 break ground — Begin, commence operations …

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  • 17 To break ground — Break Break (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 To break ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …

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  • 19 Break — (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak, Sw. braka …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 ground — (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of the earth; the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English