ˌbreak ˈthrough (sth)

ˌbreak ˈthrough (sth)
phrasal verb
if something that was hidden breaks through, it appears
The sun broke through the clouds.[/ex]

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  • break through sth — UK US break through sth Phrasal Verb with break({{}}/breɪk/ verb [T] (broke, broken) ► to go higher than a particular level: »Sales have finally broken through the $1 million barrier …   Financial and business terms

  • break through phrasal — verb 1 (I, T) to force a way through something: break through sth: At dawn 300 tanks prepared to break through the enemy lines. 2 (I, T) if the sun or light breaks through, you can see it through something such as clouds or mist 3 (transitive… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break — break1 W1S1 [breık] v past tense broke [brəuk US brouk] past participle broken [ˈbrəukən US ˈbrou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(separate into pieces)¦ 2¦(bones)¦ 3¦(machines)¦ 4¦(rules/laws)¦ 5¦(promise/agreement)¦ 6¦(stop/rest)¦ 7¦(end something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • break*/*/*/ — [breɪk] (past tense broke [brəʊk] ; past participle broken [ˈbrəʊkən] ) verb I 1) [I/T] if something breaks, or if you break it, it separates into two or more pieces when it is hit, dropped etc I broke two dishes this morning.[/ex] Joey broke… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • break with sb/sth phrasal — verb (T) 1 to leave a group of people or an organization, especially because you have had a disagreement with them: break with sb/sth over sth: Powell broke with the Conservative Party over Europe. 2 break with tradition/the past to stop… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Break — A rapid and sharp price decline. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. break break 1 [breɪk] verb broke PASTTENSE [brəʊk ǁ broʊk] broken PASTPART [ˈbrəʊkən ǁ …   Financial and business terms

  • break — A sudden price move; prices may break up or down. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: crash. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. break break 1 [breɪk] verb broke PASTTENSE [brəʊk ǁ broʊk] …   Financial and business terms

  • break the ice — phrasal 1. : to make a beginning 2. : to get through the first difficulties in starting a conversation or discussion * * * break the ice (figurative) To get through first difficulties, esp restraint on first meeting • • • Main Entry: ↑break break …   Useful english dictionary

  • break out in something — ˌbreak ˈout in sth derived to suddenly become covered in sth • Her face broke out in a rash. • He broke out in a cold sweat (= for example, through fear). Main entry: ↑breakderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • sun — noun (usually the sun) ADJECTIVE ▪ bright, brilliant, golden, red, yellow ▪ hazy, pale, weak, wintry …   Collocations dictionary

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