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- (literally) 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.
- (idiomatic) To initiate a new venture, or to advance beyond previous achievements.
- The invention breaks ground in its programming and its structure.
- (nautical, of an anchor) To lift off the sea bottom when being weighed.