Phrasal Verbs with BREAK in English (with Meaning and Examples)

Commonly used phrasal verbs that include the verb 'break'...


  • Break off

Meaning: To stop (temporarily)

E.g. He broke off in the middle of a sentence.

  • Break off

Meaning: To become separate

E.g. The back section of the train had broken off.

  • Break out

Meaning: To begin suddenly (of war, fire, conflict, etc.)

E.g. They're worried that war will break out.

  • Break out

Meaning: To escape from a place or situation

E.g. She needed to break out of her daily routine and do something exciting.

  • Break out in

Meaning: "Sweat heavily, develop skin sores or irritation"

E.g. The measles caused me to break out in a rash.

  • Break out of

Meaning: Escape

E.g. Two dangerous prisoners broke out of Dark Prison last night.

  • Break through

Meaning: Pass a barrier or obstacle

E.g. The crowd attempted to break through police lines.

  • Break through

Meaning: To make new and important discoveries

E.g. Scientists think they are beginning to break through in the fight against cancer.

  • Break through

Meaning: To successfully deal with smt that is stopping you making progress

E.g. She attempts to break through prejudice in the workplace.

  • Break up

Meaning: Break into many pieces

E.g. The cup broke up when he dropped it on the floor.

  • Break up

Meaning: Close an educational institution for the holidays

E.g. Schools break up at the end of June for the summer holidays.

  • Break up

Meaning: Finish a relationship

E.g. They had been going out for a couple of years before they broke up.

  • Break up

Meaning: "Become inaudible over the telephone because of interference"

E.g. You're breaking up so I'll call you back in a minute.

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