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"break through sth" in British English

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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)

"break through sth" in Business English

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break through sth

phrasal verb with break uk /breɪk/ us verb [ T ] broke, broken

to go higher than a particular level:

Sales have finally broken through the $1 million barrier.

(Definition of “break through sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)