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break ground

Definition of break ground

  1. 1 :  to dig into the ground at the start of building something <Workers broke ground on the new stadium last week.>

  2. 2 or break new ground :  to make discoveries <Critics say that the study does not break (any) new ground in the search for a cure for cancer.>



Word by Word Definitions

breakplay
  1. :  to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

    :  fracture

    :  rupture

  1. :  an act or action of breaking

    :  the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

    :  a condition produced by or as if by breaking :  gap

groundplay
  1. :  the bottom of a body of water

    :  sediment

    :  ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. :  to bring to or place on the ground

    :  to cause to run aground

    :  to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past and past participle of grind


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