Definition of break bread in English:

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break bread

1Celebrate the Eucharist: as we gathered to break bread, a sense of thanksgiving ran through us
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  • Later, however, precise details would be given: namely, that this confession would take place when the community gathered on each Lord's day to break bread and celebrate the Eucharist.
  • Rather than ceasing to baptize or break bread, Lewis suggests an attitude of repentance because of the lack of unity among Christians.
  • I am thinking especially of the oil painting in the Louvre where a tired and almost anaemic God is recognised by the two disciples with whom he breaks bread in the inn at Emmaus.
1.1 dated Share a meal with someone: Donald’s staying to break bread with us
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  • I was able to break bread with him just last week.
  • I'm out of town the rest of today for a loan closing and to break bread with an old friend or two.
  • Local residents can fire questions and voice concerns and break bread with them as they pass.
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