break for sth phrasal

break for sth phrasal
verb (T) AmE to suddenly run or drive somewhere, especially in order to escape from someone: Sharkey broke for the exit, but got nabbed.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Break — A rapid and sharp price decline. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. break break 1 [breɪk] verb broke PASTTENSE [brəʊk ǁ broʊk] broken PASTPART [ˈbrəʊkən ǁ …   Financial and business terms

  • break — A sudden price move; prices may break up or down. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: crash. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. break break 1 [breɪk] verb broke PASTTENSE [brəʊk ǁ broʊk] …   Financial and business terms

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  • break up phrasal — verb 1 BREAK INTO PIECES (I, T) to break or make something break into many small pieces: The stricken tanker began to break up on the rocks. (break sth up): Jim started to break the ice up on the frozen lake. 2 SEPARATE (transitive break… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • go for broke — verb risk everything in one big effort the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race • Hypernyms: ↑gamble, ↑chance, ↑risk, ↑hazard, ↑take chances, ↑adventure, ↑run a risk, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hold — 1 verb past tense and past participle held IN YOUR HANDS/ARMS 1 a) (T) to have something firmly in your hand or arms: He was holding a knife in one hand. | Can you hold the groceries for me while I open the door? | I held the baby in my arms. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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