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English definition of “break”

break

noun (ESCAPE)    /breɪk/
make a break (from/for) to escape from/towards somewhere or something, often by force: A group of prisoners made a break from the jail some years back. The cat made a break for the door. When he let go, I made a break for it (= escaped quickly). → See also breakout nounRunning away and escaping
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