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break someone's heart

Fig. to cause someone great emotional pain. It just broke my heart when Tom ran away from home. Sally broke John's heart when she refused to marry him.
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break your heart

to make you very sad If their father knew his sons were selling the company, it would have broken his heart.
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break somebody's heart

1. to make someone who loves you very sad, especially by telling them you do not love them any more He broke my heart, but I'll never forget him.
2. if an unpleasant situation or event breaks your heart, it makes you feel very sad (often + to do sth) It breaks my heart to think about all those poor stray dogs.
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break (someone's) heart

To disappoint or dispirit someone severely.
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