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Pronunciation: /breɪk/

Translation of break in Italian:


vt (pt broke pp, broken)


Phrasal verbs

break away

vi scappare; [fig], chiudere (from con)

break down

vi [machine, car] guastarsi; [negotiations] interrompersi; (in tears) scoppiare in lacrime
vt sfondare [door]; ripartire [figures]

break in

vi [burglar] introdursi

break into

vt introdursi con la forza in; forzare [car]

break off

vt rompere [engagement]
vi [part of whole] rompersi; (when speaking) interrompersi

break out

vi [argument, war] scoppiare

break through

vi [sun] spuntare

break up

vt far cessare [fight]; disperdere [crowd]
vi [crowd] disperdersi; [marriage] naufragare; [couple] separarsi; [Sch] iniziare le vacanze

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