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break through sth

phrasal verb with break uk   /breɪk/  us   /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
B2 to ​force yourself through something that is ​holding you back: Protesters ​broke through the ​barriers.
(Definition of break through sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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break through sth

phrasal verb with break uk   us   /breɪk/ verb [T] (broke, broken)
to go ​higher than a particular ​level: Sales have ​finallybroken through the $1 million ​barrier.
(Definition of break through sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “break through sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 突破, 克服,打破…
in Turkish (engelleri/kuşatmayı) yarıp geçmek…
in Russian прорываться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突破, 克服,打破…
in Polish przebić się przez coś…
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