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English definition of “break”

break

verb [I/T] (MAKE KNOWN)   /breɪk/ (past tense broke  /broʊk/, past participle broken  /ˈbroʊ·kən/)
to become known or cause something to be known , usually to the public : [T] The newspaper reporters who broke the story won the Pulitzer prize . [I] People wept when the news broke that the plant was closing for good.
(Definition of break verb (MAKE KNOWN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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