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  • as inbegin
  • as inbreak the ice
  • as inplow

synonyms for break ground

  • commence
  • create
  • do
  • establish
  • found
  • go ahead
  • go into
  • inaugurate
  • initiate
  • introduce
  • launch
  • lead
  • make
  • open
  • prepare
  • produce
  • set up
  • undertake
  • activate
  • actualize
  • cause
  • drive
  • effect
  • eventuate
  • generate
  • impel
  • induce
  • instigate
  • institute
  • motivate
  • mount
  • occasion
  • originate
  • trigger
  • break the ice
  • bring about
  • bring to pass
  • embark on
  • enter on
  • enter upon
  • get going
  • give birth to
  • give impulse
  • lay foundation for
  • make active
  • plunge into
  • set about
  • set in motion
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antonyms for break ground

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  • cease
  • close
  • conclude
  • destroy
  • end
  • fail
  • finish
  • halt
  • ignore
  • lose
  • neglect
  • ruin
  • stop
  • check
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • prevent
  • repress
  • complete
  • consummate
  • die
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    How to use break ground in a sentence

    A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    He didn't need to wait—as the birds did—until an angleworm stuck his head above ground.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.
    GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
    Were you ever arrested, having in your custody another man's cash, and would rather go to gaol, than break it?
    THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
    Entrez donc, 'tis the work of one of your compatriots; and here, though a heretic, you may consider yourself on English ground.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
    Then the enemy's howitzers and field guns had it all their own way, forcing attack to yield a lot of ground.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    If old Piegan Smith hadn't been sampling the contents of that keg so industriously he would never have made a break.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    On a small scale map, in an office, you may make mole-hills of mountains; on the ground there's no escaping from its features.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    Alessandro walked at the horses' heads, his face sunk on his breast, his eyes fixed on the ground.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    General Houston had attacked them with three hundred of our people, but had not been able to break their ranks.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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