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English definition of “break sb's heart”

break sb's heart

B2 to make someone who loves you very sad, usually by telling that person you have stopped loving them : He's broken a lot of girls' hearts.Making people sad, shocked and upsetDisappointing yourself and others B2 If an event or situation breaks your heart, it makes you feel very sad: She really broke her mother's heart when she left home.Making people sad, shocked and upset
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