get a break

{v. phr.} To receive a stroke of luck. * /Bill got a break when he won the lottery./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • get a break — get an opportunity or good deal I got a break when he sold the car for less than it was worth …   Idioms and examples

  • get a break — {v. phr.} To receive a stroke of luck. * /Bill got a break when he won the lottery./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ a\ break — v. phr. To receive a stroke of luck. Bill got a break when he won the lottery …   Словарь американских идиом

  • break — break1 [ breık ] (past tense broke [ brouk ] ; past participle broken [ broukən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 separate into pieces ▸ 2 fail to obey rules ▸ 3 make a hole/cut ▸ 4 destroy someone s confidence ▸ 5 when people learn news ▸ 6 stop for a short time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • break loose — verb 1. be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise (Freq. 2) His anger exploded • Syn: ↑explode, ↑burst forth • Derivationally related forms: ↑explosion (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • break — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. interruption, disconnection; breach, fracture, fissure, crack; pause; boon, advantage. v. crack, fracture, shatter; tame, subdue; change; train; surpass; violate, infringe. See brittleness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • break */*/*/ — I UK [breɪk] / US verb Word forms break : present tense I/you/we/they break he/she/it breaks present participle breaking past tense broke UK [brəʊk] / US [broʊk] past participle broken UK [ˈbrəʊkən] / US [ˈbroʊkən] 1) [transitive] to make… …   English dictionary

  • break — I n. dash 1) to make a break (for safety) escape 2) a mass; prison break interruption 3) to make a break 4) a break in, with (a break in the conversation; to make a break with tradition) rest 5) to have (esp. BE), take a break 6) a coffee; news;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • 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 away — verb 1. move away or escape suddenly (Freq. 2) The horses broke from the stable Three inmates broke jail Nobody can break out this prison is high security • Syn: ↑break, ↑break out • Derivationally relat …   Useful english dictionary

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