Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “break sb's heart”

break sb's heart

B2 to make someone very unhappy Making people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of break sb's heart from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Making people sad, shocked and upset, but you might be interested in these topics from the Sadness topic area:

Definitions of “break sb's heart” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More