Definition of bone-breaking in English:

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1 (also bone-shaking) (Of a surface or journey) bumpy, rough, or involving many sudden jolts: what passed for roads were now simply bone-breaking tracks a bone-shaking two-hour drive
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  • The only way to reach the place was by horse and cart along a road that was full of pot-holes — a bone-breaking journey that could take three or four hours.
  • After a bone-breaking trip being thrown around in the back of the pickup, we arrived at Semuc Champey.
  • It was an experience that more than made up for the two-hour, bone-breaking ride.
2Involving great physical force or violence: a bone-breaking blow
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  • The burly youth held his shield in front, his rattan high, ready to crash down with bone-breaking force.
  • Giving evidence for the defence, Mr Riley told the jury that he had used the cosh and struck the bone-breaking blow.
  • Gideon hit the ground with bone-breaking force but still he sprang up in a second.

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Syllabification: bone-break·ing

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