Break Phrasal Verbs And Idioms

Break away – run away, escape

  • The horse broke away from the stable.

Break down – fail to work, go wrong; prove to be wrong.

  • The machine broke down.

Break down – be overcome by emotion

  • She broke down in the middle of her speech.

Break into – get into by force

  • The police broke into the building to capture the thieves.

Break in – train

  • We need a trainer to break our pony in.

Break off – stop abruptly, as in talking

  • He broke off in the middle of his speech.

Break out – appear suddenly

  • Plague has broken out in the city.

Break up – (of a meeting, school term etc.) end

  • The meeting broke up at 10 pm.

Break up – disperse

  • The police used tear gas to break up the mob.
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