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Meaning of "break ground" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BREAK GROUND

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WHAT DOES BREAK GROUND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

break ground

Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking, also known as cutting, sod-cutting, turning the first sod or a sod-turning ceremony, is a traditional ceremony in many cultures that celebrates the first day of construction for a building or other project. Such ceremonies are often attended by dignitaries such as politicians and businessmen. The actual shovel or spade used during the actual groundbreaking is often a special ceremonial shovel meant to be saved for subsequent display. Commemorative information may be subsequently engraved on the shovel. In some places, clergy may also provide blessings, particularly if the building is being constructed by a church or religious-affiliated organization.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BREAK GROUND

break bread
break camp
break cover
break dance
break dancer
break dancing
break down
break even
break feeding
break in
break into
break it down
break new ground
break of day
break of serve
break off
break one´s back
break one´s heart
break one´s neck
break out

WORDS THAT END LIKE BREAK GROUND

all-around
all-round
around
background
bound
break new ground
campground
fall to the ground
foreground
get around
get off the ground
ground
into the ground
playground
round
surround
the high ground
to the ground
turnaround
underground
year-round

Synonyms and antonyms of break ground in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «break ground» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BREAK GROUND

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The translations of break ground from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «break ground» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

破土动工
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

romper la tierra
570 millions of speakers

English

break ground
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जमीन तोड़
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

كسر الأرض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

распахивать землю
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quebrar a terra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাঙা জায়গা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sortir de terre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memecahkan tanah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spatenstich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

着工する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

착공
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Break lemah
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

đất khô cằn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இடைவேளை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ब्रेक ग्राउंड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Arazi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rompere terra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

orać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розорювати землю
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pauza de masă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπάσει έδαφος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

breek die grond
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bryta mark
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

første spadetak
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BREAK GROUND»

The term «break ground» is regularly used and occupies the 90.857 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about break ground

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BREAK GROUND»

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English and Chinese pronouncing dictionary
... 0CCpKX,R>K;to break lilenie, gflfU, f] ; to break one's sleep, $51,1^85; to breakamatch, iiiffi, iBSi,l/?t5; to break one's vows, JxM, 15 i t° break the seal of a letter, fttt, #fiT, P3«!i to break the ground, to plough, Sffl,$ffflj to break ground or escape, ...
Shang wu yin shu kuan, 1903
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Popular and Complete English Dictionary: Exhibiting the ...
To break ground, to plough. To break ground, to dig; to open trenches. To break the heart, to afflict grievously. To break a jest, to utter a jest unexpectedly. To break the neck, to dislocate the joints of the neck. To break off. To put a sudden stop ...
John Boag, 1848
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McGraw-Hill's Essential American Idioms
break the bank break ground (for sth) Fig. to signal the building of a new struc- ture by a ceremony in which an important person digs out the first shovelful of earth. When do they expect to break ground at the new site? break so's heart Fig. to ...
Richard Spears, 2008
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From the Ground Up: The Business of Building in the Age of Money
So as the year drew to a close and the developers were rushing to break ground and secure the full tax benefits, the outstanding matter of whether the rear facade of the post office could be removed had become critical. Jay Mancini had ...
Douglas Frantz, 1991
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Deeply Woven Roots: Improving the Quality of Life in Your ...
We break ground even as we break bread so that we cannot possibly forget this truth that the world sees as paradox. It is no paradox, however, just basic straightforward gospel. We are made whole by God alone, for God so loved the world ...
Gary Gunderson
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New Life at Ground Zero: New York, Home Ownership, and the ...
None of this was evident in December 1983 when a Who's Who of New York's political and civic leadership gathered to break ground for the first Partnership project — seventeen two-family houses in the struggling Brooklyn neighborhood of ...
Charles J. Orlebeke, 1997
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Pocket Dictionary of Armenian and English Languages
(fea/) Breach Bread Break 4t-f_, Break the back , Break fast, иш-Ыг^^ ЬшрнаТЛигЬС s Break ground. ptputiT 4uimuiiil-f s Break off, uipfí¡a¡.¡_s Break up, /?
Haroutiun Aukerian, John Brand, 1835
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Analysis of Metaphors Used in Women College Presidents' ...
... Metaphoric Term Eagle launches Eagle (mascot) lifting grow rekindling break ground growth launched ground breaking grounded .c infuse recruit rank stewards precipitously brighter building building ignite illuminate c connected connected ...
Trena T. Anastasia, 2008
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A Critical Pronouncin Dictionary and Expositor of the ...
... to violate a contract or promise : to infringe a law ; to intercept, tu hinder the effect of ; to interrupt ; to separate company ; to dissolve any union ; to open something new ; To break' the back, to disable one's fortune ; To break ground, to open ...
John Walker, 1823
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The Dallas Public Library: Celebrating a Century of Service, ...
When it opened in March 1971, it replaced the rented storefront operation in the Northlake Shopping Center.10 In December 1969 the mayor and library director went to the opposite side of town to break ground for the Polk- Wisdom branch.
Michael V. Hazel, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BREAK GROUND»

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Marcfirst to break ground for two duplexes
To that end, an agency that supports people with disabilities will break ground this week for two duplexes to help eight people with disabilities ... «Bloomington Pantagraph, Jul 15»
2
Hanover officials break ground on Utz Multipurpose Field
... and CEO Dylan Lissette, Conewago Contractors President Allen Smith and Jim Simpson break ground on a project at Moul Field on Monday. «Evening Sun, Jul 15»
3
Facebook To Break Ground On Data Center In Fort Worth
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) –The name of the company breaking ground on a massive new internet hub in the Alliance Corridor of Fort ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
4
Edgecumbe pool slated to break ground in early 2016
With the state in the throes of the most significant budget crisis in its history, Sitkans may be surprised to see ground broken next spring on a ... «KCAW, Jul 15»
5
Terrell to break ground on new police department headquarters …
TERRELL, Texas — The City of Terrell and the Terrell Police Department will break ground on their new police headquarters building on July ... «inForney.com, Jul 15»
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Tulsa Ballet Break Ground in B.A.
The Tulsa Ballet breaks ground on a new satellite dance school. The new facility will be actually located in Broken Arrow. The new center will ... «Public Radio Tulsa, Jul 15»
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Wayne County Public Library Dalton branch expansion to break
Wayne County Public Library Dalton branch expansion to break ground. Dalton library branch expansion to break ground. By JONATHAN ... «Wooster Daily Record, Jul 15»
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Proposed Limerick youth centre set to break ground
WORK on a youth centre to be based on the northside of Limerick city is expected to break ground shortly. Limerick Youth Service has secured ... «Limerick Leader, Jul 15»
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Newest luxury Henderson community to break ground Tuesday
Courtesy photo This artist's rendering shows longtime Boulder City resident Kristi Palmer's new Ascaya home, which breaks ground this week. «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jul 15»
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After five years of work, Grand Forks to break ground for Veterans …
The Board of Directors for the Veterans' Memorial Park will break ground and hold a fundraising ceremony on Wednesday for a six-acre ... «Grand Forks Herald, Jul 15»

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