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Common Idioms and Phrases with Break

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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