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break bread

To eat. We should break bread before the meal gets cold.
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break bread (with somebody)

(slightly formal)
to eat There were several chances for politicians and celebrities to meet and break bread with each other.
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break bread

Have a meal, eat. For example, It's hard to remain enemies when you've broken bread together. This term occurs in numerous places in the New Testament, where it sometimes means to share bread and other times to distribute food to others. In later usage it came to refer to the sacramental bread of Communion in Christian services. The latter survives in the spiritual hymn, "Let Us Break Bread Together." [1300s]
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break bread

To eat together.
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