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  • verb literally To begin digging in the earth at the start of a new construction, or, originally, for cultivation.
  • verb idiomatic To initiate a new venture, or to advance beyond previous achievements.
  • verb nautical, of an anchor To lift off the sea bottom when being weighed.

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