break\ new\ ground

v. phr.
1. To start a new activity previously neglected by others; do pioneering work.

Albert Einstein broke new ground with his theory of relativity.

2. To begin something never done before.

The school broke new ground with reading lessons that taught students to guess the meaning of new words.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • break new ground — break (new) ground to do something that has never been done before. Movie makers have broken ground in this film with their use of computer generated special effects. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of break ground (= to dig up land so… …   New idioms dictionary

  • break new ground — phrase to do something completely different from what has been done before Thesaurus: to start doing something new or differentsynonym Main entry: break * * * break new (or fresh) ground do something innovative that is considered an advance or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • break new ground — {v. phr.} 1. To start a new activity previously neglected by others; do pioneering work. * /Albert Einstein broke new ground with his theory of relativity./ 2. To begin something never done before. * /The school broke new ground with reading… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break new ground — {v. phr.} 1. To start a new activity previously neglected by others; do pioneering work. * /Albert Einstein broke new ground with his theory of relativity./ 2. To begin something never done before. * /The school broke new ground with reading… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break new ground — ► to do or discover something new: »The marketing campaign on social networking sites is breaking new ground. Main Entry: ↑break …   Financial and business terms

  • break new ground — ► break new ground be innovative. Main Entry: ↑ground …   English terms dictionary

  • break new ground — 1. to do something that is different to anything that has been done before. We re breaking new ground in television comedy. You ll never have seen anything like this before. 2. to discover new information about a subject. So are scientists… …   New idioms dictionary

  • break new ground — be innovative. → ground …   English new terms dictionary

  • break new ground — verb a) To begin excavating and levelling earth for a new building, or, originally, for cultivation. b) By extension, to initiate a new venture …   Wiktionary

  • break new ground — find new routes, discover new possibilities …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.