break for (someone or something)

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break for (someone or something)

1. To pause a particular activity for a particular reason or time period with the intention to resume after the break. I know you have to finish this paper, but can you break for a bit and talk to your grandparents? I think we've done enough for now—let's break for lunch.
2. To start running toward a place or person. As soon as I opened the door, my cat made a break for it and ran out into the yard. When they open the store, let's break for the sale rack before everyone else gets there.
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break for something

 
1. to stop working for something else, such as lunch, coffee, etc. We should break now for lunch. I want to break for coffee.
2. to run suddenly toward something; to increase dramatically one's speed while running. At the last moment, the deer broke for the woods. The deer broke for cover at the sound of our approach.
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It's been a good break for us with so many involved right through the levels.
Livi are rooted to the bottom of the Championship table but full-back Talbot added: "Our league position doesn't reflect our form this season, so this cup final is a nice wee break for us and we're looking forward to it.
Easter is make or break for us, so we've got to go for it.
Admitting a repeat of last year was unthinkable with only one victory over the entire campaign, the prop-forward added: "We always knew this year was going to be make or break for us and that we would have to do something different.
This is a big break for us and could lead to bigger and better things.
Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf of the Meningitis Trust to thank Angela Cloke, from Solihull, for organising a hugely successful coffee break for us, which raised pounds 1,831.
The Easter period will be make or break for us," said the Dales Lane boss, who expects to have a full squad available.
Stockport boss Jim Gannon said: "We got wide and into some good positions, and our set-plays and crosses were okay, but the ball just didn't break for us.
I told Lee Bowyer that I knew he was having to work hard to deal with their left side with Downing in there but I told him to keep thinking positively and something would break for us.
But you get breaks, and it was a fortunate break for us because it gave us a little bit of a cushion and with conceding near the end, it could have cost us the points.
The stretch run in July is make or break for us,'' defender Ezra Hendrickson said.
A detective said: "It was a lucky break for us when he stopped to light up.
This game against Latvia is make or break for us and will determine how much of a chance we have got," he said.
But he said: "One thing I was hoping for, though, is some sort of tax break for us and certain industries who we deal with.
Mjallby said: "It is a good break for us mentally - we haven't had the best start to the season.