break (one's) stride

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break (one's) stride

To cease moving one's legs at a certain rhythm or pace. I had to break my stride to avoid the big branch in the middle of the path.
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break one's stride

to deviate from a rhythmic stride while walking, running, or marching. After I broke my stride, I never could pick up enough speed to win the race.
See also: break, stride
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Indeed, if all the pollutants we put into the air, water and soil didn't make us sick, shorten our life expectancies or break our strides in other ways, then what we call environmental pollution wouldn't really matter.