break ground

listen to the pronunciation of break ground
Englisch - Englisch
To initiate a new venture, or to advance beyond previous achievements

The invention breaks ground in its programming and its structure.

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.

To lift off the sea bottom when being weighed
plow, dig into the soil; begin to work
break new ground
To begin excavating and levelling earth for a new building, or, originally, for cultivation
break new ground
By extension, to initiate a new venture
break new ground
find new routes, discover new possibilities
break ground