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break (one's) stride

Definition of break one's stride in English:

Slow or interrupt the pace at which one walks or moves: Davis scored from 20 yards without breaking stride
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  • The smuggler walked right past them through the gate and never broke his stride.
  • If I broke my stride, I wasn't sure I'd get it back.
  • He quickly demolished most of the pie, then chucked the remains and the paper bag it had been in on the pavement, without breaking his stride.
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Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
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